Longfin lanternfish facts for kids
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The longfin lanternfish (Diogenichthys atlanticus) is a species of oceanodromous lanternfish that is oviparous, and a host of Sarcotretes scopeli.
Distribution and habitat
It is a widespread species that lives in oceans like the Atlantic, Pacific, and Indian Ocean. It lives from 18 to 1,250 meters below the ocean surface. It can be found at 400 to 930 meters deep during the day, and 18 to 1,050 meters deep at night.
It is an abundant species of fish, with a stable population, with no known threats, and occurs in many marine protected areas, so the IUCN Red List considers it a Least Concern species.
Put by the World Register of Marine Species.
- Diogenichthye atlanticus Tåning, 1928 (misspelling)
- Diogenichthys atlanticum (Tåning, 1928)
- Diogenichthys scofieldi Bolin, 1939
- Myctophum laternatum atlanticum Tåning, 1928
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