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Phosichthys argenteus (Silver lighthouse fish; Silver lightfish; Hatchetfish)

Synonyms: Photichthys argenteus
Language: Finnish; Mandarin Chinese; Swedish

Wikipedia Abstract

Phosichthys argenteus, the silver lightfish, a species of lightfish and the only member of the genus Phosichthys, is found in deep subtropical waters of all oceans, from depths of 500 to 2,000 m. Its length is between 10 and 30 cm. They are bioluminescent fishes, possessing rows of photophores along their sides, with which they hunt planktonic invertebrates, especially krill.
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Prey / Diet

Euphausia similis[1]
Euphausia spinifera[1]
Ningaui yvonnae (Southern Ningaui)[2]

Prey / Diet Overlap

Competing SpeciesCommon Prey Count
Diaphus danae (Blue lantern-fish)2
Electrona paucirastra (Belted lanternfish)1
Hygophum hanseni (Hansen's lanternfish)2
Lampanyctodes hectoris (Lanternfish)1
Lampanyctus australis (Austral lanternfish)2
Maurolicus muelleri (Silvery lightfish)1
Metelectrona herwigi (Herwig lanternfish)2

Predators

Allocyttus verrucosus (coster dory)[2]
Aptenodytes patagonicus (King Penguin)[2]
Arctocephalus tropicalis (Subantarctic Fur Seal)[2]
Kogia sima (Dwarf Sperm Whale)[3]
Macruronus novaezelandiae (Whiptail hake)[4]
Mesoplodon grayi (Gray's Beaked Whale)[5]
Procellaria aequinoctialis (White-chinned Petrel)[2]
Thalassarche chlororhynchos (Yellow-nosed Albatross)[6]
Thalassarche chrysostoma (Grey-headed Albatross)[7]

Distribution

Angola; Atlantic Ocean; Atlantic, Eastern Central; Atlantic, Southeast; Atlantic, Southwest; Australia; Benguela Current; Brazil; East Central Australian Shelf; Eastern Atlantic: off Angola (Ref. 4470), Namibia (Ref. 27121), and southeast of Cape Agulhas, South Africa (Ref. 3988). Also Indian and Pacific (Ref. 3988).; Indian Ocean; Indian Ocean, Eastern; Indian Ocean, Western; Namibia; New Zealand; New Zealand Shelf; Pacific Ocean; Pacific, Eastern Central; Pacific, Southwest; Pacific, Western Central; South Africa; South Brazil Shelf; Tasman Sea;

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Citations

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1FOOD AND FEEDING HABITS OF PENAEUS SEMISULCATUS DE HAAN AT MANDAPAM, M M Thomas, Indian Journal of Fisheries, Vol 27, No 1 & 2 (1980), p. 130-139
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.
3Kogia simus, David Nagorsen, Mammalian Species No. 239, pp. 1-6 (1985)
4Hoki (Macruronus novaezelandiae) diet variability and associated middle-depth demersal fish species depth distribution in the ecosystem on the Chatham Rise, New Zealand. Amelia MacLeod Connell. Thesis submitted to the Victoria University of Wellington in fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Masters of Science in Marine Biology. Victoria University of Wellington 2009
5Niche Partitioning, Distribution And Competition In North Atlantic Beaked Whales, Colin D. MacLeod, A thesis submitted to the School of Biological Sciences for a degree of Doctor of Philosophy at the University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, UK. January 2005
6Effect of environmental variability on habitat selection, diet, provisioning behaviour and chick growth in yellow-nosed albatrosses, David Pinaud, Yves Cherel, Henri Weimerskirch, MARINE ECOLOGY PROGRESS SERIES, Vol. 298: 295–304, 2005
7Exploitation of mesoscale oceanographic features by grey-headed albatross Thalassarche chrysostoma in the southern Indian Ocean, D. C. Nel, J. R. E. Lutjeharms, E. A. Pakhomov, I. J. Ansorge, P. G. Ryan, N. T. W. Klages, MARINE ECOLOGY PROGRESS SERIES, Vol. 217: 15–26, 2001
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