Journal of Oceanography

, Volume 28, Issue 4, pp 161–175

Myctophid fishes of the genusMyctophum (myctophidae) in the pacific and Indian oceans

  • Kouichi Kawaguchi
  • Keiko Aioi

DOI: 10.1007/BF02108760

Cite this article as:
Kawaguchi, K. & Aioi, K. Journal of the Oceanographical Society of Japan (1972) 28: 161. doi:10.1007/BF02108760


The key to the nine species:M. nitidulum Garman,M. aurolaternatum Garman,M. spinosum (Steindachner),M. asperum Richardson,M. obtusirostrum Tåning,M. orientale (Gilbert),M. phengodes (Lütken),M. selenoides Wisner andM. brachygnathum (Bleeker), was prepared for the genusMyctophum, typical surface migrating myctophid fishes, from the Pacific and Indian Oceans. The three species ofM. cuvieri (Castelnau),M. indicus (Day),M. novaeseelandidae (Steindachner) were excluded from the present key, since they have not been reported since they were originally described.M. lychnobium Bolin formsM. spinosumlychnobium complex and was also excluded. The systematic accounts were given for seven species.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Kouichi Kawaguchi
  • Keiko Aioi
    • 1
  1. 1.Ocean Research InstituteUniversity of TokyoTokyoJapan