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Kingdom Animalia  
 Phylum Chordata  
 Class Actinopterygii  
 Order Myctophiformes  
 Family Myctophidae  
 Genus Bolinichthys  
  Bolinichthys supralateralis  (Parr, 1928) 
Provider: Ming-Chi Wang 
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Synonyms:Lampanyctus pyrsobolusLampanyctus superlateralisLampanyctus supralateralisLepidophanes supralateralis  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)
Character: D. 12-14; A. 13-15; P.12-13; G.R. 6(5) + 1 +14 (12-14), total, AO 5 (4) + 3-4, total 8-10 Origin of dorsal fin over base of ventral fin. Origin of anal fin behind end of base of dorsal fin; base of adipose fin directly over of slightly in advance of end of base of anal fin. Operculum pointed posteriorly. Posterior half of iris with crescent of whitish tissue. Dn absent. Vn small and rounded. PLO in contact with lateral line; Two PVO, PVO1 slightly in front of PVO2. Five PO, PO3 slightly elevated, PO4 highly elevated at level of PVO1; Five VO, VO2 at level of VO3; VLO nearer to lateral fin than to base of ventral fin, not in contact with lateral line; Three SAO, forming an obtuse angle, SAO1 higher and slightly behind VO5, SAO3 in contact with upper side of lateral line; Two Pol, forming an oblique line, Pol1 higher and behind last AOa, Pol2 under adipose fin, in contact with upper side of lateral line; Five to six AOa, forming a straight line; three to four AOp, behind base of anal fin. Three Prc, Prc2 slightly higher than Prc1, Prc2-Prc3 interspace widely enlarged, Prc3 slightly higher than level of lateral line. SUGL consisting of 2-3 luminous scales. INGL consisting of 3-5 luminous scales. Three to six luminous scales at the base of anal fin. 
Habitat: High-oceanic species found between 375 and 750 during the day and between 40 and 650 at night. Large individuals are non-migratory. 
Distribution: Mesopelagic. Tropical waters of Pacific, Indian and Atlantic Oceans. 
Name Code: 381194
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