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Scopelopsis multipunctatus (Lanternfish; Multispotted lanternfish)

Synonyms: Lampanyctus longipinnis; Scopelopsis caudalis
Language: Mandarin Chinese; Spanish

Wikipedia Abstract

Scopelopsis multipunctatus, the Multispotted Lanternfish, is a species of lanternfish. This species grows to a length of 8.1 centimetres (3.2 in) SL.
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Migration [1]  Oceanodromous

Prey / Diet


Himantolophus appelii (Prickly anglerfish)[2]
Kogia sima (Dwarf Sperm Whale)[3]


Parasitized by 
Anisakis simplex[4]
Bolbosoma vasculosum[4]
Heterovitellus atlanticus <Unverified Name>[4]
Scolex pleuronectis <Unverified Name>[4]


Atlantic, Indian and Pacific: circumglobal in the southern hemisphere, between about 25°S and the Subtropical Convergence, but in eastern boundary currents to 9°S (? seasonal).;

External References



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.
3Kogia simus, David Nagorsen, Mammalian Species No. 239, pp. 1-6 (1985)
4Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
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