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Benthosema pterotum (Spinycheek lanternfish; Skinnycheek lanternfish; Opaline lanternfish)

Synonyms: Benthosema pterota; Benthosema ptertum; Myctophum gilberti; Myctophum pterotum; Scopelus pterotum; Scopelus pterotus
Language: Japanese; Korean; Mandarin Chinese

Prey / Diet

Acartia danae[1]
Candacia curta[2]
Candacia truncata[2]
Centropages furcatus[1]
Euchaeta marina[1]
Euphausia pacifica (Pacific krill)[2]
Labidocera acuta[1]
Lucicutia flavicornis[2]
Lucicutia gemina[2]
Nannocalanus minor[2]
Pontellina plumata[1]
Temora discaudata[1]
Temoropia mayumbaensis[2]

Prey / Diet Overlap

Competing SpeciesCommon Prey Count
Amblycirrhitus pinos (Redspotted Hawkflsh)1
Decapterus punctatus (Summer stonebrass)1
Hygophum hygomii (Lanternfish)1

Predators

Champsodon capensis (Gaper)[2]
Diaphus coeruleus (Blue lanternfish)[2]
Euthynnus affinis (Yaito bonito)[2]
Galeus nipponensis (Broadfin sawtail catshark)[2]
Katsuwonus pelamis (White bonito)[3]
Larimichthys polyactis (Yellowfish)[2]
Lophius litulon (Anglerfish)[2]
Scomber japonicus (Striped mackerel)[2]
Thunnus albacares (Yellowfin-tuna)[3]

Distribution

Agulhas Current; Atlantic, Southeast; Australia; China; East China Sea; Gulf of Aqaba; Hong Kong; Indian Ocean; Indian Ocean, Eastern; Indian Ocean, Western; Indo-West Pacific: Arabian Sea to about 25°S off Mozambique and to the western Pacific region. Occurrence in the northwest Pacific and eastern Indian Oceans need confirmation (Ref. 9835). Southeast Atlantic: Larvae were present in cruise collections of; Indo-West Pacific: Arabian Sea to about 25°S off Mozambique and to the western Pacific region. Occurrence in the northwest Pacific and eastern Indian Oceans need confirmation (Ref. 9835). Southeast Atlantic: Larvae were present in cruise collections off the eastern coast of South Africa, however, adults have not been reported in this area (Ref. 41388).; Indonesia; Indonesian Sea; Israel; Japan; Jordan; Korea, Republic of; Mozambique; North Australian Shelf; Pacific Ocean; Pacific, Northwest; Pacific, Western Central; Papua New Guinea; Peng-hu Island; Philippines; Red Sea; South China Sea; Taiwan; Thailand; Tung-hsiao; Yellow Sea; Yemen;

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Citations

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1Feeding ecology of the lanternfish Benthosema pterotum from the Indian Ocean, P. Dalpadado and J. Gjøsæter, Marine Biology 99, 555-567 (1988)
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.
3THE FOOD OF YELLOWFIN AND SKIPJACK TUNAS IN THE EASTERN TROPICAL PACIFIC OCEAN, FRANKLIN G. ALVERSON, INTER-AMERICAN TROPICAL TUNA COMMISSION Bulletin, Vol. VII, No. 5 (1963)
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