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Protomyctophum thompsoni (Bigeye lanternfish; Northern flashlightfish)

Synonyms: Electrona thompsoni; Hierops thompsoni
Language: Japanese; Mandarin Chinese

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Aleutian Islands Biosphere Reserve 2720489 Alaska, 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[1]
Eucalanus bungii[1]
Heterorhabdus tanneri[1]
Paraeuchaeta elongata[1]
Thysanoessa inspinata[1]

Prey / Diet Overlap

Competing SpeciesCommon Prey Count
Aethia pusilla (Least Auklet)1
Diaphus theta (California headlightfish)4
Lampanyctus jordani (Brokenline lanternfish)1
Melamphaes lugubris (Highsnout bigscale)2
Notoscopelus japonicus (Japanese lanternfish)1
Pleurogrammus monopterygius (Atka mackerel)1
Scopelosaurus adleri (scaly wearyfish)1
Sigmops gracilis (Slender fangjaw)2
Stenobrachius leucopsarus (Smallfin lanternfish)3

Predators

Albatrossia pectoralis (Pectoral rattail)[2]
Anoplopoma fimbria (Skil)[2]
Atheresthes evermanni (Kamchatka flounder)[2]
Atheresthes stomias (Turbot)[2]
Bathyraja aleutica (Aleutian skate)[2]
Bathyraja interrupta (Sandpaper skate)[2]
Bathyraja maculata (White-blotched skate)[2]
Bathyraja matsubarai (Dusky-purple skate)[2]
Bathyraja minispinosa (Smallthorn skate)[2]
Bathyraja parmifera (Flathead skate)[2]
Bathyraja taranetzi (mud skate)[2]
Beringraja binoculata (Big skate)[2]
Gadus chalcogrammus (Whiting)[2]
Gadus macrocephalus (Pacific cod)[2]
Hemilepidotus jordani (Yellow Irish lord)[2]
Hippoglossoides elassodon (Paper sole)[2]
Hippoglossus stenolepis (Pacific halibut)[2]
Malacocottus zonurus (Bartail sculpin)[2]
Myoxocephalus jaok (Plain sculpin)[2]
Ommastrephes bartramii (red flying squid)[3]
Oncorhynchus keta (Calico salmon)[2]
Pleurogrammus monopterygius (Atka mackerel)[2]
Puffinus griseus (Sooty Shearwater)[4]
Puffinus tenuirostris (Short-tailed Shearwater)[4]
Raja rhina (Longnose skate)[2]
Reinhardtius hippoglossoides (Turbot)[2]
Sebastes alutus (Snapper)[2]
Sebastes ciliatus (Rockfish)[2]
Sebastes polyspinis (Rockfish)[2]
Sebastes proriger (Rockfish)[2]
Sebastes variabilis (Dusky rockfish)[2]
Sebastolobus alascanus (Channel rockcod)[2]
Squalus acanthias (Common spiny)[2]

Distribution

Alaska (USA); California Current; Canada; East Bering Sea; Gulf of Alaska; Japan; Kuroshio Current; Mexico; North Pacific: Japan (Ref. 559), the Kuril-Kamchatka Trench and the Bering Sea eastward to the Gulf of Alaska south to Baja California.; Pacific Ocean; Pacific, Eastern Central; Pacific, Northeast; Pacific, Northwest; Sea of Okhotsk; USA (contiguous states); West Bering Sea;

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Citations

Attributes / relations provided by
1Yang, 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.
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.
3Feeding habits of neon flying squid Ommastrephes bartramii in the transitional region of the central North Pacific, Hikaru Watanabe, Tsunemi Kubodera, Taro Ichii, Shigeyuki Kawahara, Mar Ecol Prog Ser 266: 173–184, 2004
4Szoboszlai 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.
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