Idiolychnus urolampus

Taxonavigation: Myctophiformes 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Cladus: Unikonta
Cladus: Opisthokonta
Cladus: Holozoa
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Superphylum: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Megaclassis: Osteichthyes
Superclassis/Classis: Actinopterygii
Classis/Subclassis: Actinopteri
Subclassis/Infraclassis: Neopterygii
Infraclassis: Teleostei
Superordo: Scopelomorpha
Ordo: Myctophiformes

Familia: Myctophidae
Genus: Idiolychnus
Species: Idiolychnus urolampus


Idiolychnus urolampus (Gilbert & Cramer, 1897)

  • Syntypes: CAS-SU 4926 (3); USNM 47709 (3), 47717 (1).

Type locality: Hawaiian Islands, Albatross station 3467 and 3472, depth 310 and 295 fathoms.



  • Gilbert, C.H. & Cramer, F. 1897. Report on the fishes dredged in deep water near the Hawaiian Islands, with descriptions and figures of twenty-three new species. Proceedings of the United States National Museum, 19(1114): 403–435, Pls. 36-48. Reference page
  • Nafpaktitis, B.G. & Paxton, J.R. 1978. Idiolychnus, a new genus of Myctophidae based on Diaphus urolampus. Copeia 1978(3): 492–497. Reference page
  • Schwarzhans, W. 2013. A comparative morphological study of the Recent otoliths of the genera Diaphus, Idiolychnus and Lobianchia (Myctophidae). Palaeo Ichthyologica 13: 41-82. Reference page


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