Myctophum asperum Richardson 1845,

Andréfouët, Serge, Chen, Wei-Jen, Kinch, Jeff, Mana, Ralph, Russell, Barry C., Tully, Dean & White, William T., 2019, Checklist of the marine and estuarine fishes of New Ireland Province, Papua New Guinea, western Pacific Ocean, with 810 new records, Zootaxa 4588 (1), pp. 1-360: 68

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Myctophum asperum Richardson 1845


Myctophum asperum Richardson 1845  — Prickly lanternfish

Status at New Ireland. First recorded from New Ireland as Scopelus asper  by Valenciennes in Cuvier & Valenciennes (1850: 454), based on MNHN material; reported from northern and southern New Ireland by Becker & Borodulina (1978: 120).

Distribution and habitat. New Ireland: 2, 3.—General distribution: Circumglobal in tropical and temperate seas. Bathypelagic, 0–750 m depth. Marine.