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Kingdom Animalia  
 Phylum Chordata  
 Class Actinopterygii  
 Order Myctophiformes  
 Family Myctophidae  
 Genus Diaphus  
  Diaphus luetkeni  (Brauer, 1904) 
Provider: Ming-Chi Wang 
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Synonyms:Diaphus leutkeniDiaphus lutkaniDiaphus lutkeniDiaphus lutkeni pacificusMyctophum luetkeni  details
臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993)
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)
中國動物誌-燈籠魚目(陳等, 2002)
Character: D. 16 (15-17); A. 15 (14-16); P. 11(12); GR 6-7 + 1 + 13-14, total 20-22; AO 6 (5-7) + 4-5 (6), total 10-11 (12) Origin of anal fin well in advance of end of base of dorsal fin. Ventral fin long, extending beyong origin of anal fin. A small, round, forward-directed Dn in a shallow recess immediately above nasal organ. Vn long, extending along almost entire ventral border of eye, terminating behind vertical through posterior margin of pupil, its dorsal border with 3-5 small, round projections protruding into iris; same organ longer and much broader in adult males, the first signs of sexual dimorphism appearing in young males about 28 mm long. PLO nearer to base of pectoral fin than to lateral line. VLO mideay between base of ventral fin and lateral line or a little higher. SAO1 at level of, or slightly higher than, VO5; SAO3 less than its diameter below lateral line. AOa1 abruptly elevated; last AOa usually somewhat raised. Pol its diameter or less below lateral line. AOp1 often over base of anal fin. A luminous scale at PLO, its size about 3 times that of a body photophores. 
Habitat: Oceanic species. Found between 375-750 m during the day and between 40-325 m at night. 
Distribution: Off eastern and southern Taiwan. Atlantic, Indian and Pacific: in tropical waters with extensions into higher latitudes in western boundary currents. Known from about 20°N to about 11°S in the eastern Atlantic. 
Name Code: 381201
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