Kingdom: Animalia > Phylum: Chordata > Class: Actinopterygii > Order: Myctophiformes > Family: Myctophidae > Genus: Benthosema > Species: Benthosema glaciale

Glacier lantern fish - Benthosema glaciale (Reinhardt, 1837)

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Threat status Europe Least Concern (IUCN)

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Threat and conservation status

IUCN Red List status of threatened species

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IUCN Red List Category
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Near Threatened
Regionally Extinct
Not Applicable
Extinct in the Wild
Data Deficient
Least Concern
Critically Endangered

EU conservation status

The EU conservation status is assessed for species mentioned in the EU Habitats Directive annexes. The EU Habitats Directive does not cover this species.

Natura 2000 sites

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Legal status

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Common names and synonyms

Common Name Language Reference
Glacier lantern fish English Fishbase
Ísalaxsíld Icelandic Fishbase
Isprikfisk Danish Fishbase
Lanterne glaciere French Fishbase
Large-eyed froghead English Fishbase
Laternenfisch German Fishbase
Nordlig lysprikkfisk Norwegian Fishbase
Pesce lanterna glaciale Italian Fishbase
Peshk kandil Albanian Fishbase
Synonym Author
Scopelus glacialis Reinhardt, 1837
Scopelus mülleri (non Gmelin, 1789)
Scopelus scoticus Günther, 1889
Myctophum glaciale (Reinhardt, 1837)
Benthosema mülleri (non Gmelin, 1789)
Myctophum glaciale thori Tåning, 1918
Lampanyctus glacialis (Reinhardt, 1837)
Myctophum glacialis (Reinhardt, 1837)
Myctophum glaciale knipovitschi Soldatov, 1939
Scopelus parvimanus Günther, 1864

Other resources

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WoRMS World Register of Marine Species

External data

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