Bolinichthys distofax Johnson, 1975
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Family:  Myctophidae (Lanternfishes), subfamily: Lampanyctinae
Max. size:  9 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  pelagic-oceanic; depth range 100 - 690 m, non-migratory
Distribution:  Eastern Atlantic: Angola. Western Atlantic: Guyana to Brazil. Also known from the Western Pacific.
Biology:  High-oceanic, found between 490-690 m during the day and from 100-200 m at night. Specimens larger than 30 mm are non-migratory (Ref. 4479). Mesopelagic (Ref. 58302). Sexual maturity at a length of 7,5 cm (Ref. 47377). In the Atlantic, gravid females were taken in February and April, suggesting a late summer spawning period (Ref. 96467).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 10 July 2012 Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Torres, Armi G. - 18.02.93
Modified by: Bailly, Nicolas - 01.07.14
Checked by: Agustin, Liza Q. - 29.07.94

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