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Electrona antarctica (Lanternfish)

Synonyms: Myctophum antarcticum; Scopelus antarcticus; Scopelus colletti
Language: Mandarin Chinese; Russian

Wikipedia Abstract

The Antarctica lanternfish or Electrona antarctica mainly inhabits the Antarctic deep, warm waters. It the dominant species in the Southern Ocean. Their life span is about 4–5 years and they mature after 2–3 years. Their maximum length is 12.5 cm. Their feeding depends upon area to area. Small fish primarily feed on copepods, euphausiid larvae, and hyperiids. This species is mainly the nektonic prey species of seabirds in open water. It is an important krill predator and serves as prey for a majority of seabirds.
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Attributes

Migration [1]  Oceanodromous

Protected Areas

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

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Distribution

Antarctic; Atlantic Ocean; Atlantic, Antarctic; Atlantic, Southeast; Bouvet Island; Circumpolar south of Antarctic Polar Front, but not found in Ross Sea; adults only in higher latitudes (South Orkneys, South Shetlands, Peter Island) and south of the Weddell-Scotia confluence, but adults and juveniles in the region of South Sandwich I, S; Circumpolar south of Antarctic Polar Front, but not found in Ross Sea; adults only in higher latitudes (South Orkneys, South Shetlands, Peter Island) and south of the Weddell-Scotia confluence, but adults and juveniles in the region of South Sandwich I, South Georgia and Bouvet. Reported from off the Cape, South Africa and from 43°17'S, 48°55'E (Ref. 4066).; Indian Ocean; Indian Ocean, Antarctic; Indian Ocean, Western; Kerguelen Islands; Pacific Ocean; Pacific, Antarctic; Peter I Island; S. Georgia - S. Sandwich Is.; Scotia Sea; South Africa; South Orkney Islands; South Shetland Islands;

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