Protomyctophum choriodon

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: Protomyctophum
Species: Protomyctophum choriodon


Protomyctophum choriodon Hulley, 1981

  • Holotype: ISH 1541-1966a.
  • Paratypes: ISH 1541-1966b-g (6).

Type locality: Southwestern Atlantic, 35°47'S, 52°52'W, Walther Herwig station 417/66, depth 270 meters.

Etymology: .


Vernacular namesEdit

English: Gaptooth Lanternfish


  • Hulley, P. A. 1981. Results of the research cruises of FRV Walther Herwig to South America. LVIII. Family Myctophidae (Osteichthyes, Myctophiformes). Archiv für Fischereiwissenschaft 31 (Beiheft 1): 1–303. Reference page
  • Saunders, R. A., Collins, M. A., Ward, P., Stowasser, G., Shreeve, R. & Tarling, G. A. 2015. Trophodynamics of Protomyctophum (Myctophidae) in the Scotia Sea (Southern Ocean). Journal of Fish Biology 87(4): 1031–1058. DOI: 10.1111/jfb.12776 Reference page


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