Four species of the lanternfish genus Diaphus (Myctophidae) from the Indo-Pacific

Latest version published by Southwestern Pacific Ocean Biogeographic Information System (OBIS) Node on May 6, 2021 Southwestern Pacific Ocean Biogeographic Information System (OBIS) Node

This dataset comes from a paper that describes four species of the genus Diaphus. Three of these are in the subgeneric group with a suborbital luminous organ and are members of the D. fulgens species group with a raised AOa1 photophore. D. impostor sp. nov. from the Indo-West Pacific is most similar to D. aliciae, differing in lower gill raker count and smaller size. D. wisneri sp. nov. from north of Hawaii and south Pacific lacks a luminous scale at the PLO and has a lower gill raker count than similar species. D. kora sp. nov. from north-east of New Zealand has a large luminous scale at the PLO, and a longer Vn and lower gill raker counts than similar species. D. kapalae sp. nov. from the south-western Pacific is most similar to D. splendidus and D. antonbruuni, from which it differs by the presence of an Ant, higher gill raker counts, and position of the VLO photophore.

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Nafpaktitis B, Robertson D, Paxton J (2021): Four species of the lanternfish genus Diaphus (Myctophidae) from the Indo-Pacific. v1.1. Southwestern Pacific Ocean Biogeographic Information System (OBIS) Node. Dataset/Occurrence. https://nzobisipt.niwa.co.nz/resource?r=indopacific_diaphus&v=1.1

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Keywords

Occurrence; Specimen

Contacts

Who created the resource:

Basil Nafpaktitis
Author
Department of Biological Sciences Allan Hancock Foundation Building 107 University of Southern California Los Angles California US
Don Robertson
Author
National Institute of Water & Atmospheric Research Private Bag 14-901 6241 Wellington Wellington NZ
John Paxton
Author
Division of Vertebrate Zoology Australian Museum P.O. Box A285, Sydney South Sydney NSW AU

Who can answer questions about the resource:

Basil Nafpaktitis
Author
Department of Biological Sciences Allan Hancock Foundation Building 107 University of Southern California Los Angles California US

Who filled in the metadata:

Basil Nafpaktitis
Author
Department of Biological Sciences Allan Hancock Foundation Building 107 University of Southern California Los Angles California US

Who else was associated with the resource:

User
Kevin Mackay

Geographic Coverage

Indo-Pacific region

Bounding Coordinates South West [-34.183, -155.79], North East [27.448, 109.917]

Taxonomic Coverage

Diaphus (Myctophidae)

Species  Diaphus impostor (Imposter lanternfish),  Diaphus kapalae (Kapala lanternfish),  Diaphus kora,  Diaphus wisneri

Bibliographic Citations

  1. Basil G. Nafpaktitis , Don A. Robertson & John R. Paxton (1995) Four new species of the lanternfish genus Diaphus (Myctophidae) from the Indo‐Pacific, New Zealand Journal of Marine and Freshwater Research, 29:3, 335-344 DOI: 10.1080/00288330.1995.9516668

Additional Metadata

marine, harvested by iOBIS

Alternative Identifiers https://nzobisipt.niwa.co.nz/resource?r=indopacific_diaphus