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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

Prey / Diet Overlap


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;

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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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