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Electrona carlsbergi (Electron subantarctic; Carlsberg's lanternfish)

Synonyms: Myctophum carlsbergi
Language: Mandarin Chinese

Wikipedia Abstract

The Electron subantarctic lanternfish or Electrona carlsbergii covers waters to the south of the Antarctic convergence to the Antarctic coast. Their life span is about five years, in which they mature after 2–3 years. Their maximum length is 10.5 cm. They feed mainly on copepods, but also hyperiids and euphausiids.
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Migration [1]  Oceanodromous

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Macquarie Island Nature Reserve Ia 233540 Tasmania, Australia  

Prey / Diet

Antarctomysis maxima[2]
Calanoides acutus[2]
Calanus propinquus[2]
Calanus simillimus[2]
Eukrohnia hamata[2]
Euphausia frigida[2]
Euphausia similis[2]
Euphausia spinifera[2]
Euphausia superba (Antarctic krill)[3]
Euphausia triacantha[2]
Hyperiella dilatata[2]
Metridia gerlachei[2]
Nematoscelis megalops[2]
Ningaui yvonnae (Southern Ningaui)[2]
Paraeuchaeta antarctica[2]
Phronima sedentaria (Cooper of the sea)[2]
Pleuromamma abdominalis[2]
Primno macropa[2]
Rhincalanus gigas[4]
Rhynchonereella bongraini[2]
Salpa thompsoni[2]
Themisto gaudichaudii[4]
Thysanoessa gregaria[2]
Thysanoessa macrura[2]
Thysanoessa vicina[2]
Vibilia antarctica[2]

Prey / Diet Overlap

Competing SpeciesCommon Prey Count
Allothunnus fallai (Tuna)1
Arctocephalus gazella (Antarctic Fur Seal)1
Balaenoptera bonaerensis (Antarctic Minke Whale)2
Bathydraco marri (Deepwater dragon)1
Chaenocephalus aceratus (Scotian icefish)2
Champsocephalus esox (Pike icefish)1
Champsocephalus gunnari (Mackerel icefish)2
Cygnodraco mawsoni (Mawson's dragonfish)1
Daption capense (Cape Petrel)3
Dissostichus eleginoides (Patagonsky klykach)1
Dissostichus mawsoni (Antarctic blenny)1
Echiodon cryomargarites (Messmate)1
Electrona antarctica (Lanternfish)2
Eudyptes chrysocome (Rockhopper Penguin)1
Eudyptes chrysolophus (Macaroni Penguin)2
Fulmarus glacialoides (Southern Fulmar)1
Garrodia nereis (Grey-backed Storm Petrel)1
Gobionotothen angustifrons (Narrowhead rockcod)1
Gobionotothen gibberifrons (Humped rockcod)1
Gymnodraco acuticeps (Ploughfish)1
Gymnoscopelus bolini (Lanternfish)1
Gymnoscopelus braueri (Lanternfish)2
Gymnoscopelus fraseri (Lanternfish)1
Gymnoscopelus nicholsi (Nichol's lanternfish)3
Gymnoscopelus opisthopterus (Lanternfish)2
Halobaena caerulea (Blue Petrel)2
Lagenorhynchus cruciger (Hourglass Dolphin)1
Larus dominicanus (Kelp Gull)1
Lepidonotothen squamifrons (Grey rockcod)1
Lindbergichthys nudifrons (Yellowfin notie)1
Lobodon carcinophaga (Crabeater Seal)1
Macronectes giganteus (Southern Giant Petrel)1
Macruronus novaezelandiae (Whiptail hake)1
Megaptera novaeangliae (Humpback Whale)1
Metelectrona herwigi (Herwig lanternfish)1
Micromesistius australis (Southern poutassou)1
Mirounga leonina (Southern Elephant Seal)1
Nannobrachium achirus (Lantern fish)1
Notothenia microlepidota (Black cod)1
Nototheniops larseni (Painted notie)2
Oceanites oceanicus (Wilson's Storm-Petrel)2
Pachyptila belcheri (Slender-billed Prion)1
Pachyptila desolata (Antarctic Prion)3
Pachyptila turtur (Fairy Prion)2
Parachaenichthys georgianus (Antarctic dragonfish)1
Pelecanoides urinatrix (Common Diving Petrel)1
Phoebetria fusca (Sooty Albatross)1
Phoebetria palpebrata (Light-mantled Albatross)2
Protomyctophum andriashevi (Lanternfish)1
Protomyctophum choriodon (Lanternfish)2
Pseudochaenichthys georgianus (South Georgia icefish)1
Pterodroma mollis (Soft-plumaged Petrel)1
Pygoscelis adeliae (Adelie Penguin)1
Pygoscelis antarcticus (Chinstrap Penguin)1
Pygoscelis papua (Gentoo Penguin)2
Scomber scombrus (Split)1
Sterna vittata (Antarctic Tern)1
Thalassarche chrysostoma (Grey-headed Albatross)2
Thalassarche melanophris (Black-browed Albatross)2
Thalassoica antarctica (Antarctic Petrel)1
Thyrsites atun (snake mackerel)1
Trematomus hansoni (Striped rockcod)1
Vomeridens infuscipinnis (Antarctic dragonfish)1


Aphrodroma brevirostris (Kerguelen Petrel)[2]
Aptenodytes forsteri (Emperor Penguin)[2]
Aptenodytes patagonicus (King Penguin)[5]
Arctocephalus gazella (Antarctic Fur Seal)[2]
Arctocephalus tropicalis (Subantarctic Fur Seal)[2]
Balaenoptera acutorostrata (Minke Whale)[3]
Champsocephalus gunnari (Mackerel icefish)[2]
Daption capense (Cape Petrel)[2]
Dissostichus eleginoides (Patagonsky klykach)[6]
Eudyptes chrysocome (Rockhopper Penguin)[2]
Eudyptes chrysolophus (Macaroni Penguin)[7]
Eudyptes schlegeli (Royal Penguin)[8]
Fregetta tropica (Black-bellied Storm Petrel)[2]
Fulmarus glacialoides (Southern Fulmar)[3]
Halobaena caerulea (Blue Petrel)[2]
Lagenorhynchus cruciger (Hourglass Dolphin)[3]
Lampris immaculatus (Moonfish)[2]
Lepidonotothen squamifrons (Grey rockcod)[6]
Mirounga leonina (Southern Elephant Seal)[2]
Oceanites oceanicus (Wilson's Storm-Petrel)[2]
Onykia ingens (warty squid)[9]
Pachyptila belcheri (Slender-billed Prion)[10]
Pachyptila desolata (Antarctic Prion)[2]
Pagodroma nivea (Snow Petrel)[2]
Phocarctos hookeri (New Zealand Sealion)[2]
Phoebetria fusca (Sooty Albatross)[2]
Phoebetria palpebrata (Light-mantled Albatross)[2]
Physeter macrocephalus (Sperm Whale)[3]
Procellaria aequinoctialis (White-chinned Petrel)[2]
Pygoscelis adeliae (Adelie Penguin)[2]
Pygoscelis antarcticus (Chinstrap Penguin)[3]
Pygoscelis papua (Gentoo Penguin)[2]
Stercorarius maccormicki (South Polar Skua)[2]
Sterna vittata (Antarctic Tern)[2]
Thalassarche chrysostoma (Grey-headed Albatross)[2]
Thalassoica antarctica (Antarctic Petrel)[3]
Tursiops truncatus (Bottlenosed Dolphin)[3]


Parasitized by 
Anisakis simplex[11]
Diphyllobothrium plerocercoid <Unverified Name>[11]
Polyipnicola lata[11]
Scolex pleuronectis <Unverified Name>[11]


Antarctic; Atlantic Ocean; Atlantic, Antarctic; Australia; Circumglobal between the Subtropical Convergence and Antarctic Polar Front.; Indian Ocean; Indian Ocean, Antarctic; Kerguelen Islands; New Zealand; New Zealand Shelf; Pacific Ocean; Pacific, Antarctic; Pacific, Southwest;



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2Jorrit 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.
3Towards the trophic structure of the Bouvet Island marine ecosystem, U. Jacob, T. Brey, I. Fetzer, S. Kaehler, K. Mintenbeck, K. Dunton, K. Beyer, U. Struck , E.A. Pakhomov and W.E. Arntz, Polar Biology, 29 (2). pp. 106-113 (2006)
4Feeding ecology of myctophid fishes in the northern Scotia Sea, R. S. Shreeve, M. A. Collins, G. A. Tarling, C. E. Main, P. Ward, N. M. Johnston, Mar Ecol Prog Ser 386: 221–236, 2009
5Summer diet of king penguins (Aptenodytes patagonicus) at the Falkland Islands, southern Atlantic Ocean, Yves Cherel, Klemens Pütz and Keith A. Hobson, Polar Biol (2002) 25: 898–906
6Pakhomov, E.A. and Bushula, T. and Kaehler, S. and Watkins, B.P. and Leslie, R.W. (2006) Structure and distribution of the slope fish community in the vicinity of the sub-Antarctic Prince Edward Archipelago. Journal of Fish Biology, 68 (6). pp. 1834-1866
8"The Diet of the Royal Penguin Eudyptes schlegeli at Macquarie Island", MA Hindell, Emu 88(4) 219 - 226 (1988)
9Temporal variations in the diet of the squid Moroteuthis ingens at Macquarie Island: stomach contents and fatty acid analyses, Katrina L. Phillips, George D. Jackson, Peter D. Nichols, Mar Ecol Prog Ser 256: 135–149, 2003
10Food and feeding ecology of the sympatric thin-billed Pachyptila belcheri and Antarctic P. desolata prions at Iles Kerguelen, Southern Indian Ocean, Yves Cherel, Pierrick Bocher, Claude De Broyer, Keith A. Hobson, Mar Ecol Prog Ser 228: 263–281, 2002
11Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
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