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    • Myctophiformes

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Creative Commons Flickr Photos Tagged "Myctophiformes."

Recent observations

Photos / Sounds

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Observer

markmcg

Date

December 10, 2013

Description

Tern feeding a myctophid to its chick on the beach.

Photos / Sounds

Square

Observer

medellin_ortiz

Date

July 22, 2014 03:58 AM PDT

Photos / Sounds

Square

Observer

milisenj

Date

February 5, 2016

Description

I believe this is Hygophum proximum, but a confirmation would be wonderful!

Photos / Sounds

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What

Lanternfishes Family Myctophidae

Observer

bahia_de_loreto

Date

May 11, 2015

Description

se encontraron varados en la playa

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

California Flashlightfish Protomyctophum crockeri

Observer

leogzz

Date

July 16, 2014

Place

Tlalpuente (Google, OSM)

Description

Últimas luciérnagas de la temporada

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Description from Wikipedia

Myctophiformes is an order of ray-finned fish consisting of two families of deep-sea marine fish, most notably the highly abundant lanternfishes (Myctophidae). The blackchins (Neoscopelidae) contain a handful of species in three genera, while the bulk of the family belongs to the Myctophidae, with over 30 genera and almost 250 species.

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