Kingdom Animalia  
 Phylum Chordata  
 Class Actinopterygii  
 Order Myctophiformes  
 Family Myctophidae  
 Genus Notolychnus  
  Notolychnus valdiviae  (Brauer, 1904) 
Provider: Ming-Chi Wang 
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Synonyms:Myctophum valdiviaeVestula valdiviae  details
A review of lanternfishes( Families: Myctophidae and Neoscopelidae) and their distributions around Taiwan and Tungsha Islands with notes on seventeen new records(Wang and Chen, 2001)
Fishes of Japan(Nakabo, 2002)
Character: D. 10-11; A. 12-13; P. 11-13; V. 6; AO 4 + 4, total 8; G.R. 2 + 1 + 7, total 10 Origin of dorsal fin over base of ventral fin. Origin of anal fin under end of base of dorsal fin. Pectoral fins extending to VO1 or VO2. Ventral fins reaching origin of anal fin. Base of adipose fin well behind end of base of anal fin. Dn small and rounded; Vn absent. A very small Op1 below angle of mouth; Op2 much larger and about at level of ventral margin of orbit. PLO on lateral line and in contact with posterior dorsal margin of operculum. PVO1 in advance of vertical through PO2, midway between ventral base of pectoral fin and ventral profile; PVO2 at lower base of pectoral fin. Five PO; PO3 and PO4 highly elevated, PO4 about 1 time its own diameter below lateral line. Four VO; VO1 remarkably elevated. VLO midway between base of pectoral fin and lateral line. Three SAO, forming a straight line, SAO2 below and in contact with lateral line, SAO3 at end of base of dorsal fin. Two Pol, Pol2 almost in contact with base of adipose fin. Three AOa, level. Four AOp, level and interspace evenly. Two Prc, Prc2 over Prc1 and well above lateral line. A single deeply set translucent SUGL present in both sexes, but no INGL. Males have much larger eyes and a longer SUGL than those of females. 
Habitat: High-oceanic, epipelagic and mesopelagic. Found between 375-700 m during the day and between 25-350 m at night. Size stratification with depth during the day only. Juveniles migratory; adults migratory, partially migratory or non-migratory. Feed on copepo 
Distribution: Off southeastern and southwestern Taiwan waters. Tropical and temperate waters of the Pacific, Atlantic and Indian oceans. 
Name Code: 381224
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