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Stenobrachius leucopsarus (Smallfin lanternfish; Northern lampfish)

Synonyms: Lampanictus leucopsaurus; Lampanyctus beringensis; Lampanyctus leucopsarus; Myctophum leucopsarum; Nannobrachium leucopsarum
Language: Japanese; Mandarin Chinese; Russian; Spanish

Wikipedia Abstract

The northern lampfish (Stenobrachius leucopsarus), also known as smallfin lanternfish is a small oceanic fish in the family Myctophidae. First described by husband and wife ichthyologists Carl H. and Rosa Smith Eigenmann in 1890, it is named for the numerous small round photophores that line the ventral surface of its head and body.
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Attributes

Maximum Longevity [1]  8 years

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Aleutian Islands Biosphere Reserve 2720489 Alaska, United States    
Farallon National Wildlife Refuge IV 352 California, United States
Gwaii Haanas National Park Reserve II 366714 British Columbia, Canada
Pacific Rim National Park Reserve II 137900 British Columbia, Canada

Prey / Diet

Candacia columbiae[2]
Candacia norvegica[3]
Discoconchoecia elegans[4]
Eucalanus bungii[5]
Euphausia pacifica (Pacific krill)[2]
Hyperia galba[6]
Limacina helicina (helicid pteropod)[4]
Metridia lucens[4]
Metridia okhotensis[3]
Metridia pacifica[2]
Nematoscelis difficilis[6]
Neocalanus cristatus[5]
Neocalanus flemingeri[3]
Neocalanus plumchrus[3]
Paraeuchaeta elongata[5]
Paraphronima crassipes[6]
Parathemisto japonica[3]
Pleuromamma gracilis[3]
Pleuromamma scutullata[5]
Primno abyssalis[3]
Scottocalanus helenae[3]
Sebastes polyspinis (Rockfish)[3]
Stenobrachius leucopsarus (Smallfin lanternfish)[3]
Themisto pacifica[2]
Thysanoessa longipes[3]
Thysanoessa spinifera[3]
Tryphana malmi[4]

Prey / Diet Overlap

Competing SpeciesCommon Prey Count
Aethia pusilla (Least Auklet)2
Balaenoptera acutorostrata (Minke Whale)1
Balaenoptera musculus (Blue Whale)1
Bathyraja interrupta (Sandpaper skate)1
Bathyraja trachura (Roughtail skate)1
Boreogadus saida (Polar cod)1
Brama japonica (Bigtooth pomfret)1
Citharichthys sordidus (Sanddab)1
Clupea pallasii pallasii (Pacific herring)1
Cololabis saira (Skipper)1
Diaphus danae (Blue lantern-fish)1
Diaphus taaningi (Taaning's lanternfish)1
Diaphus theta (California headlightfish)11
Electrona paucirastra (Belted lanternfish)1
Electrona subaspera (Rough lanternfish)1
Eschrichtius robustus (Gray Whale)1
Eubalaena japonica (North Pacific Right Whale)1
Fulmarus glacialis (Northern Fulmar)1
Gymnoscopelus bolini (Lanternfish)1
Lampanyctodes hectoris (Lanternfish)1
Lampanyctus jordani (Brokenline lanternfish)4
Larimichthys polyactis (Yellowfish)1
Leuroglossus schmidti (northern smoothtongue)1
Lyopsetta exilis (Slender sole)1
Megaptera novaeangliae (Humpback Whale)1
Melamphaes lugubris (Highsnout bigscale)3
Nannobrachium regale (Small-eyed lantern-fish)1
Nansenia candida (Bluethroat argentine)2
Notoscopelus japonicus (Japanese lanternfish)3
Nototheniops larseni (Painted notie)1
Oceanodroma leucorhoa (Leach's Storm-Petrel)1
Pagothenia borchgrevinki (Bald notothen)1
Parasagitta friderici1
Phosichthys argenteus (Silver lighthouse fish)1
Pleurogrammus monopterygius (Atka mackerel)1
Protomyctophum thompsoni (Bigeye lanternfish)3
Ptychoramphus aleuticus (Cassin's Auklet)1
Puffinus tenuirostris (Short-tailed Shearwater)1
Sagamichthys abei (Shining tubeshoulder)1
Sardinops sagax (Australian pilchard)2
Scopelosaurus adleri (scaly wearyfish)2
Sebastes alutus (Snapper)1
Sebastes caurinus (Copper rockfish)1
Sebastes crameri (Rockfish)2
Sebastes diploproa (Splitnose rockfish)1
Sebastes flavidus (Yellowtail rockfish)1
Sebastes maliger (Rockfish)1
Sebastes pinniger (Rockfish)1
Sebastes serranoides (Rockfish)1
Sigmops gracilis (Slender fangjaw)4
Stenobrachius nannochir (Garnet lampfish)3
Synthliboramphus antiquus (Ancient Murrelet)1
Tarletonbeania crenularis (Blue lanternfish)5
Trematomus bernacchii (Emerald notothen)1
Trichiurus lepturus (Atlantic Cutlassfish)1

Predators

Albatrossia pectoralis (Pectoral rattail)[3]
Anoplopoma fimbria (Skil)[3]
Anotopterus nikparini (North Pacific daggertooth)[3]
Atheresthes evermanni (Kamchatka flounder)[3]
Atheresthes stomias (Turbot)[3]
Bathyraja interrupta (Sandpaper skate)[7]
Bathyraja maculata (White-blotched skate)[8]
Bathyraja matsubarai (Dusky-purple skate)[8]
Bathyraja parmifera (Flathead skate)[3]
Benthalbella dentata (Pearleye)[5]
Brama japonica (Bigtooth pomfret)[3]
Callorhinus ursinus (Northern Fur Seal)[3]
Chauliodus macouni (Fanged viperfish)[5]
Dosidicus gigas (jumbo squid)[9]
Eumetopias jubatus (Steller Sea Lion)[3]
Gadus chalcogrammus (Whiting)[3]
Gadus macrocephalus (Pacific cod)[3]
Hippoglossus stenolepis (Pacific halibut)[3]
Merluccius productus (Whiting)[10]
Oncorhynchus gorbuscha (humpbacked salmon)[3]
Oncorhynchus keta (Calico salmon)[3]
Oncorhynchus kisutch (coho salmon or silver salmon)[3]
Oncorhynchus nerka (sockeye salmon or kokanee)[3]
Oncorhynchus tshawytscha (chinook salmon or king salmon)[3]
Oneirodes thompsoni (Spiny dreamer)[3]
Phoca vitulina (Harbor Seal)[3]
Phocoenoides dalli (Dall's Porpoise)[3]
Pleurogrammus monopterygius (Atka mackerel)[3]
Prionace glauca (Tribon blou)[3]
Puffinus griseus (Sooty Shearwater)[10]
Puffinus tenuirostris (Short-tailed Shearwater)[3]
Raja rhina (Longnose skate)[11]
Reinhardtius hippoglossoides (Turbot)[3]
Rissa tridactyla (Black-legged Kittiwake)[3]
Scopelosaurus adleri (scaly wearyfish)[3]
Sebastes aleutianus (Rougheye rockfish)[3]
Sebastes alutus (Snapper)[3]
Sebastes borealis (Black-throated rock-fish)[3]
Sebastes diploproa (Splitnose rockfish)[3]
Sebastes entomelas (Widow rockfish)[3]
Sebastes flavidus (Yellowtail rockfish)[3]
Sebastes pinniger (Rockfish)[3]
Stenobrachius leucopsarus (Smallfin lanternfish)[3]
Tactostoma macropus (Arrow dragonfish)[3]
Thunnus alalunga (longfinned albacore)[10]
Uria aalge (Common Murre)[3]
Uria lomvia (Thick-billed Murre)[3]
Zalophus californianus (California Sealion)[10]

Distribution

Alaska (USA); California Current; Canada; Cobb Seamount; East Bering Sea; Gulf of Alaska; Japan; Kuroshio Current; Mexico; North Pacific: Japan to Bering Sea and to northern Baja California, Mexico.; Pacific Ocean; Pacific, Eastern Central; Pacific, Northeast; Pacific, Northwest; Russian Federation; Sea of Japan; Sea of Okhotsk; USA (contiguous states); West Bering Sea;

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Citations

Attributes / relations provided by 1Frimpong, E.A., and P. L. Angermeier. 2009. FishTraits: a database of ecological and life-history traits of freshwater fishes of the United States. Fisheries 34:487-495. 2Feeding habits of three dominant myctophid fishes, Diaphus theta, Stenobrachius leucopsarus and S. nannochir, in the subarctic and transitional waters of the western North Pacific, Masatoshi Moku, Kouichi Kawaguchi, Hikaru Watanabe, Akinori Ohno, Mar Ecol Prog Ser 207: 129–140, 2000 3Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics. 4The Feeding Habits of Three Species of Lanternfishes (Family Myctophidae) off Oregon, USA, H. R. Tyler, Jr. and W. G. Pearcy, Marine Biology 32, 7-11 (1975) 5Yang, M-S. 2011. Diet of nineteen mesopelagic fishes in the Gulf of Alaska. U.S. Dep. Commer., NOAA Tech. Memo. NMFS-AFSC-229, 67 p. 6THE VERTICAL DISTRIBUTION AND FEEDING HABITS OF TWO COMMON MIDWATER FISHES (LEUROGLOSSUS STILBIUS AND STENOBRACHIUS LEUCOPSARUS) OFF SANTA BARBARA, GREGOR M. CAILLIET, ALFRED W. EBELING, CalCOFl Rep., Vol. 31, 1990, p. 106-123 7Diet and Ecomorphology of the Sandpaper Skate, Bathyraja kincaidii (Garman, 1908) from the Eastern North Pacific, Christopher Scott Rinewalt, Masters Thesis, California State University, Monterey Bay (2007) 8The Diets and Feeding Habits of Some Deep-Water Benthic Skates (Rajidae) in the Pacific Waters Off the Northern Kuril Islands and Southeastern Kamchatka, Alexei M. Orlov, Alaska Fishery Research Bulletin 5(1):1–17. 1998 9PREDATORY INTERACTIONS AND NICHE OVERLAP BETWEEN MAKO SHARK, ISURUS OXYRINCHUS, AND JUMBO SQUID, DOSIDICUS GIGAS, IN THE CALIFORNIA CURRENT, RUSS VETTER, SUZANNE KOHIN, ANTONELLA PRETI, SAM MCCLATCHIE AND HEIDI DEWAR, CalCOFI Rep., Vol. 49, 2008 10Szoboszlai AI, Thayer JA, Wood SA, Sydeman WJ, Koehn LE (2015) Forage species in predator diets: synthesis of data from the California Current. Ecological Informatics 29(1): 45-56. Szoboszlai AI, Thayer JA, Wood SA, Sydeman WJ, Koehn LE (2015) Data from: Forage species in predator diets: synthesis of data from the California Current. Dryad Digital Repository. 11Food habits of the longnose skate, Raja rhina (Jordan and Gilbert, 1880), in central California waters, Heather J. Robinson, Gregor M. Cailliet, David A. Ebert, Environ Biol Fish (2007) 80:165–179
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