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Migration

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Oceanodromous. Migrating within oceans typically between spawning and different feeding areas, as tunas do. Migrations should be cyclical and predictable and cover more than 100 km.
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Trophic Strategy

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High-oceanic, mesopelagic. Nyctoepipelagic at the surface and down to 125 m and found between 225-750 m during the day. Feeds on copepods, euphausiids, zoea stages of Brachyura and fish fry (Ref. 4479). Preyed upon by swordfish and cod (Ref. 5951).
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Biology

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High-oceanic, mesopelagic (Ref. 4479). Nyctoepipelagic at the surface and down to 125 m and found between 225-750 m during the day (Ref. 4479). Feeds on copepods, euphausiids, zoea stages of Brachyura and fish fry (Ref. 4775). Sexually mature when 5 cm long. Female produces 8-900 eggs (Ref. 35388).
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Comprehensive Description

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Myctophum punctatum

This is a large myctophid, known to grow to about 107 mm (Hulley, 1981). All specimens of this “uncommon” lanternfish taken during the Ocean Acre program were either juveniles 17–23 mm or postlarvae 7–18 mm. The 51 specimens were taken as follows: 9 in March, 14 in April, 27 in June, and one in September. Myctophum punctatum is a subpolar-temperate species (Backus et al., 1977), and probably is found near Bermuda only as a distributional waif from its center of abundance to the north. Zurbrigg and Scott (1972) concluded that M. punctatum did not spawn in the northwest Atlantic, but Jahn's (1976) report of several 16–20 mm juveniles from the presumed expatriate area of those authors suggests that additional study is needed to determine the reproductive status of this lanternfish in the northwestern Atlantic.

VERTICAL DISTRIBUTION.—Nearly half (24) of the specimens were caught in neuston nets at night. One specimen was caught at 50 m at night and another, a postlarva, at 33 m during daytime. The remaining eight discrete-depth captures were made during crepuscular periods, seven at 701–800 m, and one 251–300 m.
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Gibbs, Robert H., Jr. and Krueger, William H. 1987. "Biology of midwater fishes of the Bermuda Ocean Acre." Smithsonian Contributions to Zoology. 1-187. https://doi.org/10.5479/si.00810282.452

Myctophum punctatum

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Myctophum punctatum is a species of mesopelagic fish in the family Myctophidae. Its common name is spotted lanternfish, sometimes spelled spotted lanterfish. It is found in the Northern Atlantic and in the Mediterranean at depths down to 1000m.[1] It is one of the dominant species in midwater assemblages near the Mid-Atlantic Ridge.[2]

Myctophum punctatum can grow to 11 cm (4.3 in) SL.[1] It performs diurnal migrations to the surface at dusk.[3] It feeds mostly on copepods and euphausiids.[4]

Larvae of Myctophum punctatum have stalked eyes.[5]

References

  1. ^ a b Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2014). "Myctophum punctatum" in FishBase. November 2014 version.
  2. ^ Sutton, T. T.; Porteiro, F. M.; Heino, M.; Byrkjedal, I.; Langhelle, G.; Anderson, C. I. H.; Horne, J.; Søiland, H.; Falkenhaug, T.; Godø, O. R.; Bergstad, O. A. (2008). "Vertical structure, biomass and topographic association of deep-pelagic fishes in relation to a mid-ocean ridge system" (PDF). Deep-Sea Research Part II: Topical Studies in Oceanography. 55 (1–2): 161–184. doi:10.1016/j.dsr2.2007.09.013.
  3. ^ Nicol, J. A. C. (2009). "Spectral composition of the light of the lantern-fish, Myctophum punctatum". Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom. 39: 27–32. doi:10.1017/S0025315400013072.
  4. ^ Scotto di Carlo, B., G. Costanzo, E. Fresi, L. Guglielmo, & A. lanora (1982). "Feeding ecology and stranding mechanisms in two lanternfishes, Hygophum benoiti and Myctophum punctatum". Marine Ecology Progress Series. 9: 13–24. doi:10.3354/meps009013.CS1 maint: uses authors parameter (link)
  5. ^ Catul, V.; Gauns, M.; Karuppasamy, P. K. (2010). "A review on mesopelagic fishes belonging to family Myctophidae". Reviews in Fish Biology and Fisheries. 21 (3): 339–354. doi:10.1007/s11160-010-9176-4.
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Myctophum punctatum: Brief Summary

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Myctophum punctatum is a species of mesopelagic fish in the family Myctophidae. Its common name is spotted lanternfish, sometimes spelled spotted lanterfish. It is found in the Northern Atlantic and in the Mediterranean at depths down to 1000m. It is one of the dominant species in midwater assemblages near the Mid-Atlantic Ridge.

Myctophum punctatum can grow to 11 cm (4.3 in) SL. It performs diurnal migrations to the surface at dusk. It feeds mostly on copepods and euphausiids.

Larvae of Myctophum punctatum have stalked eyes.

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Diet

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Feeds on copepods, euphausiids, zoea stages of Brachyura and fish fry
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Census of Marine Zooplankton, 2006. NOAA Ship Ronald H Brown, deployment RHB0603, Sargasso Sea. Peter Wiebe, PI. Identifications by L. Bercial, N. Copley, A. Cornils, L. Devi, H. Hansen, R. Hopcroft, M. Kuriyama, H. Matsuura, D. Lindsay, L. Madin, F. Pagè North-West Atlantic Ocean species (NWARMS) North-West Atlantic Ocean species (NWARMS) North-West Atlantic Ocean species (NWARMS) North-West Atlantic Ocean species (NWARMS)
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Distribution

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Western Atlantic: Greenland to USA
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Census of Marine Zooplankton, 2006. NOAA Ship Ronald H Brown, deployment RHB0603, Sargasso Sea. Peter Wiebe, PI. Identifications by L. Bercial, N. Copley, A. Cornils, L. Devi, H. Hansen, R. Hopcroft, M. Kuriyama, H. Matsuura, D. Lindsay, L. Madin, F. Pagè North-West Atlantic Ocean species (NWARMS) North-West Atlantic Ocean species (NWARMS) North-West Atlantic Ocean species (NWARMS) North-West Atlantic Ocean species (NWARMS)
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Habitat

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High-oceanic, mesopelagic, nyctoepipelagic at the surface and down to 125 m and found between 225-750 m during the day.
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Habitat

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Habitat

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