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Electrona paucirastra (Belted lanternfish)

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Wikipedia Abstract

Electrona paucirastra, the Belted lanternfish, is a lanternfish found around the globe in the southern hemisphere between 35° S and 48° S. It grows to a length of 7.0 centimetres (2.8 in) SL. It is a mesopelagic species, which can be found close to surface at night-time.
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Migration [1]  Oceanodromous

Prey / Diet

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

Prey / Diet Overlap

Competing SpeciesCommon Prey Count
Allothunnus fallai (Tuna)1
Diaphus danae (Blue lantern-fish)1
Hygophum hanseni (Hansen's lanternfish)1
Lampanyctodes hectoris (Lanternfish)1
Lampanyctus australis (Austral lanternfish)1
Macrourus carinatus (Ridgescale whiptail)1
Maurolicus muelleri (Silvery lightfish)1
Megaptera novaeangliae (Humpback Whale)1
Metelectrona herwigi (Herwig lanternfish)1
Micromesistius australis (Southern poutassou)1
Phosichthys argenteus (Silver lighthouse fish)1


Parasitized by 
Anisakis simplex[4]
Flexiphallus electronus <Unverified Name>[4]
Probothriocephalus electronus[4]
Scolex pleuronectis <Unverified Name>[4]


Antarctic; Australia; Circumglobal in region of Subtropical Convergence (35°-48°S).; Indian Ocean; Indian Ocean, Antarctic; Indian Ocean, Eastern; Kerguelen Islands; New Zealand; New Zealand Shelf; Pacific Ocean; Pacific, Southwest;



Attributes / relations provided by
1Riede, Klaus (2004) Global Register of Migratory Species - from Global to Regional Scales. Final Report of the R&D-Projekt 808 05 081. 330 pages + CD-ROM
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.
3Prey composition and daily rations of myctophid fishes in the Southern Ocean, E. A. Pakhomov, R. Perissinotto, C. D. McQuaid, Mar Ecol Prog Ser 134: 1-14, 1996
4Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
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