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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Myctophiformes
Family: Myctophidae Lanternfishes
Subfamily: Myctophinae
Genus: Protomyctophum

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Generally circumglobal be
Max. Length 6 cm SL
Protomyctophum andriashevi Becker, 1963

Photo by Photo by SFSA
 
Protomyctophum andriashevi
[Andriashev’s lanternfish]



Arctic to Atlantic Ocean
Max. Length 6 cm SL
Protomyctophum arcticum (Lütken, 1892)

Photo by Photo by Canadian Museum of Nature, Ottawa, Canada
 
Protomyctophum arcticum
[Arctic telescope]
No picture found

Max. Length 3.5 cm SL

 
Protomyctophum beckeri
[]



Circumpolar between Antar
Max. Length 6.7 cm SL
Protomyctophum bolini (Fraser-Brunner, 1949)

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Protomyctophum bolini
[Bolin’s lanternfish]
No picture found


 
Protomyctophum chilense
[]



Generally, circumglobal b
Max. Length 9.5 cm SL
Protomyctophum choriodon Hulley, 1981

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Protomyctophum choriodon
[Gaptooth lanternfish]



Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 3.7 cm SL
Protomyctophum crockeri (Bolin, 1939)

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Protomyctophum crockeri
[California flashlightfish]



Probably circumglobal in
Max. Length 8.6 cm SL
Protomyctophum gemmatum Hulley, 1981

Photo by Photo by Colombo, G.L.A.
 
Protomyctophum gemmatum
[Jewelled lanternfish]



Probably circumglobal in
Max. Length 6.1 cm SL
Protomyctophum luciferum Hulley, 1981

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Protomyctophum luciferum
[Damsel lanternfish]
No picture found


 
Protomyctophum mcginnisi
[]



Circumglobal between 36°
Max. Length 5.6 cm SL
Protomyctophum normani (Tåning, 1932)

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Protomyctophum normani
[Norman's lanterrnfish]



Circumglobal between the
Max. Length 5 cm SL
Protomyctophum parallelum (Lönnberg, 1905)

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Protomyctophum parallelum
[Parallel lanternfish]



Circumglobal in region of
Max. Length 3.6 cm SL
Protomyctophum subparallelum (Tåning, 1932)

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Protomyctophum subparallelum
[Subparallel lanternfish]