Symbolophorus barnardi

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Symbolophorus barnardi
Symbolophorus barnardi (no common name).gif
Drawing by Dr Tony Ayling
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Myctophiformes
Family: Myctophidae
Genus: Symbolophorus
Species: S. barnardi
Binomial name
Symbolophorus barnardi
(Tåning, 1932)

Symbolophorus barnardi is a lanternfish in the family Myctophidae, found circumglobally in the southern hemisphere between about 30° S and 11° S at depths of between 100 and 800 m. Its length is about 12 cm. It inhabits the deeper waters during the day, and migrates at night to the epipelagic zone.