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Ceratoscopelus warmingii (Warming's lanternfish; Warming's lantern fish; Lanternfish)

Synonyms: Ceratoscopelus warmingi; Lampanyctus polyphotis; Lampanyctus warmingii; Myctophum warmingii; Scopelus warmingii
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Wikipedia Abstract

Warming's lantern fish, Ceratoscopelus warmingii, is a lanternfish of the family Myctophidae, found circumglobally in both hemispheres, at depths of between 700 and 1,500 m during the day and between 20 and 200 m at night. Its length is about 8 cm. It is an oceanic bathypelagic species.
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Migration [1]  Oceanodromous

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary IV 2387149 Florida, United States
Reserva de la Biosfera de Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve VI 1312618 Mexico  

Prey / Diet

Calanoides acutus[2]
Calanus simillimus[2]
Candacia longimana[2]
Diogenichthys atlanticus (Longfin lanternfish)[2]
Euchaeta marina[2]
Euchaeta media[2]
Euchirella amoena[2]
Eukrohnia hamata[2]
Euphausia similis[2]
Lophothrix frontalis[2]
Lophothrix latipes[2]
Mesocalanus tenuicornis[2]
Metridia gerlachei[2]
Myctophum asperum (Prickly lanternfish)[2]
Nematoscelis megalops[2]
Paraeuchaeta hebes[2]
Pareucalanus attenuatus[2]
Phronima sedentaria (Cooper of the sea)[2]
Pleuromamma abdominalis[3]
Pleuromamma gracilis[2]
Pleuromamma robusta[2]
Pleuromamma xiphias[4]
Protomyctophum normani (Norman's lanterrnfish)[2]
Rhincalanus gigas[2]
Scolecithrix bradyi[2]
Scolecithrix danae[2]
Themisto gaudichaudii[2]
Thysanoessa gregaria[2]
Thysanopoda aequalis[2]
Vinciguerria nimbaria (World-wide bristle-mouth fish)[2]

Prey / Diet Overlap

Competing SpeciesCommon Prey Count
Benthosema suborbitale (Smallfin lanternfish)1
Bolinichthys longipes (Popeye lanternfish)1
Diaphus danae (Blue lantern-fish)1
Diaphus perspicillatus (transparent lanternfish)2
Diaphus schmidti (Lanternfish)1
Diaphus taaningi (Taaning's lanternfish)1
Gymnoscopelus bolini (Lanternfish)1
Hygophum hygomii (Lanternfish)1
Lampanyctodes hectoris (Lanternfish)1
Lampanyctus nobilis (Noble lampfish)1
Lampanyctus steinbecki (Longfin lampfish)2
Lobianchia dofleini (Doflein's false headlightfish)1
Maurolicus muelleri (Silvery lightfish)1
Notolychnus valdiviae (Topside lanternfish)1
Nototheniops larseni (Painted notie)1
Sigmops elongatus (Bristlemouth)2
Sigmops gracilis (Slender fangjaw)2
Triphoturus nigrescens (Vagabond lanternfish)1


Beryx splendens (Alfonsin)[2]
Brama japonica (Bigtooth pomfret)[2]
Kogia breviceps (Pygmy Sperm Whale)[2]
Lagenodelphis hosei (Fraser's Dolphin)[2]
Ommastrephes bartramii (red flying squid)[5]
Puffinus griseus (Sooty Shearwater)[6]
Puffinus tenuirostris (Short-tailed Shearwater)[6]
Stenella attenuata (Pantropical Spotted Dolphin)[2]
Stenella longirostris (Spinner Dolphin)[2]
Sthenoteuthis oualaniensis (purpleback squid)[2]


Parasitized by 
Anisakis simplex[7]
Heterovitellus atlanticus <Unverified Name>[7]
Lethadena profunda[7]
Neorhadinorhynchus myctophumi[7]
Reimericotyle ceratoscopeli[7]
Scolex pleuronectis <Unverified Name>[7]


Angola; Antarctic; Atlantic Ocean; Atlantic Ocean: 35°N (eastern limit) and 42°N (western limit) south to the Subtropical Convergence. Pacific Ocean: tropical and subtropical waters (Ref. 4066). Indian Ocean: 20°N-45°S (Ref. 4066). Reported to be common in southern Africa (Ref. 4066); Atlantic Ocean: 35°N (eastern limit) and 42°N (western limit) south to the Subtropical Convergence. Pacific Ocean: tropical and subtropical waters (Ref. 4066). Indian Ocean: 20°N-45°S (Ref. 4066). Reported to be common in southern Africa (Ref. 4066). South China Sea and East China Sea (Ref.74511).; Atlantic, Antarctic; Atlantic, Eastern Central; Atlantic, Northwest; Atlantic, Southeast; Atlantic, Southwest; Atlantic, Western Central; Australia; Bear Seamount; Benguela Current; Benin; Bermuda; Brazil; Cameroon; Canada; Canary Current; Canary Islands; Cape Verde; Caribbean Sea; China; Congo, Dem. Rep. of the; Congo, Republic of; Cuba; Côte d'Ivoire; East Brazil Shelf; East Central Australian Shelf; East China Sea; Emperor Seamount Chain; Equatorial Guinea; French Guiana; Gabon; Gambia; Ghana; Guinea; Guinea Current; Guinea-Bissau; Indian Ocean; Indian Ocean, Eastern; Indian Ocean, Western; Japan; Jumeau East Seamount; Kuroshio Current; Liberia; Madeira Islands; Mauritania; Morocco; Namibia; New Zealand; New Zealand Shelf; Nigeria; North Brazil Shelf; Northeast U.S. Continental Shelf; Pacific Ocean; Pacific, Antarctic; Pacific, Eastern Central; Pacific, Northwest; Pacific, Southwest; Pacific, Western Central; Papua New Guinea; Sao Tomé and Principe; Senegal; Sierra Leone; South Africa; South Brazil Shelf; South China Sea; Southeast U.S. Continental Shelf; Suriname; Taiwan; Tasman Sea; Togo; USA (contiguous states); Western Sahara; Yellow Sea;



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.
3Feeding ecology of three myctophid species at the Great Meteor Seamount (North-east Atlantic), Christian Pusch; Sigrid Schnack-Schiel; Elke Mizdalski; Hein von Westernhagen, Arch. Fish. Mar. Res. 51(1-3), 2004, 251–271
5Feeding habits of neon flying squid Ommastrephes bartramii in the transitional region of the central North Pacific, Hikaru Watanabe, Tsunemi Kubodera, Taro Ichii, Shigeyuki Kawahara, Mar Ecol Prog Ser 266: 173–184, 2004
6Szoboszlai AI, Thayer JA, Wood SA, Sydeman WJ, Koehn LE (2015) Forage species in predator diets: synthesis of data from the California Current. Ecological Informatics 29(1): 45-56. Szoboszlai AI, Thayer JA, Wood SA, Sydeman WJ, Koehn LE (2015) Data from: Forage species in predator diets: synthesis of data from the California Current. Dryad Digital Repository.
7Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
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