Kingdom: Animalia > Phylum: Chordata > Class: Actinopterygii > Order: Myctophiformes > Family: Myctophidae > Genus: Myctophum > Species: Myctophum punctatum

Spotted lantern fish - Myctophum punctatum Rafinesque, 1810

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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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Not evaluated


Least Concern


Not evaluated

IUCN Red List Category
Not Evaluated
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

Not available

Legal status

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Common names and synonyms

Common Name Language Reference
Liten lysprikkfisk Norwegian Fishbase
Pesce lanterna puntato Italian Fishbase
Pez linterna Spanish Fishbase
Punktalaxsíld Icelandic Fishbase
Slankhalet prikfisk Danish Fishbase
Spotted lantern fish English Fishbase
Swietlik tepoglowy Polish Fishbase
Synonym Author
Gasteropelecus humboldti (Risso, 1810)
Scopelus caninianus Valenciennes, 1850
Scopelus benoiti (non Cocco, 1838)
Scopelus heideri Steindachner, 1881
Myctophum phengodes (non Lütken, 1892)
Stylophthalmus lobiancoi Mazzarelli, 1909
Scopelus punctatus (Rafinesque, 1810)
Scopelus crocodilus (non Risso, 1810)
Symbolophorus humboldti (Risso, 1810)
Myctophum humboldti (Risso, 1810)
Serpe humboldti Risso, 1810

Other resources

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PESI (Accepted) Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure
WoRMS World Register of Marine Species

External data

No external data sets available for this species
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