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Myctophiformes - Myctophidae

Loweina rara (Dwarf Lanternfish)

Illustration Meristics Life History ELH Descr. Distribution Footnotes
More information for this taxon at: LarvalBase | FishBase | Univ. Washington Data

BONY PARTS (min-mode-max)

VertebraeGill Rakers and Branchiostegal Rays
Total 37 - 38 - 39Upper Gill Rakers2 - 2 - 2
Precaudal17 - 18 - 19Lower Gill Rakers6 - 7 - 8
Caudal19 - 21 - 21Branchiostegal Rays8 - 8 - 9

FIN COUNTS (min-mode-max)

Fin (position)SpinesRaysCaudal Fin Counts
Pelvic (Abdominal)0 - 0 - 08 - 8 - 8Caudal Upper Secondary 6 - 6 - 7
Dorsal0 - 0 - 010 - 11 - 13Caudal Upper Principal10 - 10 - 10
Pectoral NA9 - X - 18 Caudal Lower Principal9 - 9 - 9
Anal0 - 0 - 013 - 15 - 17Caudal Lower Secondary 6 - 6 - 7

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