Lampanyctodes hectoris (Hector's lanternfish):  

Predictions & Data for this entry

Model:  abj  

MRE = 0.039
SMSE = 0.047

Zero-variate data
am1095 1082 (0.01207)dlife spanfishbase
Lp3.6 3.631 (0.00863)cmstandard length at pubertyPros1991
Li7.3 7.666 (0.05009)cmultimate standard lengthWiki
Wwb0.000195 0.000183 (0.06163)gwet weight at birthRobe1977
Wwp0.28 0.274 (0.02131)gwet weight at pubertyfishbase
Wwi2.5 2.578 (0.03135)gultimate female wet weightfishbase
Ri49.32 49.64 (0.00652)#/dmax reprod rate Pros1991
Uni-variate data
DatasetFigure(RE)Independent variableDependent variableReference
tL see Fig. 1 (0.1222)time since birthstandard lengthYounBulm1988
Pseudo-data at Tref
DataGeneralised animalLampanyctodes hectorisUnitDescription
v 0.02 0.02909cm/denergy conductance
kap 0.8 0.9254-allocation fraction to soma
kap_R 0.95 0.99-reproduction efficiency
p_M 18 1048J/^3vol-spec som maint
k_J 0.002 0.0021/dmaturity maint rate coefficient
kap_G 0.8 0.806-growth efficiency


  • Preferred temperature 18 C (ref: fishbase)
  • Differences between males and females are small (ref: fishbase)
  • Nyctoepipelagic (ref: fishbase)
  • Length-Weight relationship: W in g = 0.00537 * (L in cm)^3.08 (ref: fishbase)


  • [Wiki]
  • [fishbase]
  • [Kooy2010] S.A.L.M. Kooijman. Dynamic Energy Budget theory for metabolic organisation. Cambridge Univ. Press, Cambridge, 2010.
  • [Pros1991] R. M. Prosch. Reproductive biology and spawning of the myctophid Lampanyctodes hectoris and the sternoptychid Maulicus muelleri in the southern Benguela ecosystem. S. Afr. J. mar. Sci., 10, 1991.
  • [Robe1977] D. A. Robertson. Planktonic eggs of the lanternfish, Lampanyctodes hectoris (family Myctophidae). Deep-Sea Research, 24, 1977.
  • [YounBulm1988] J. W. Young, C. M. Bulman, S. J. M. Blaber, and S. E. Wayte. Age and growth of the lanternfish Lampanyctodes hectoris (Myctophidae) from eastern Tasmania, Australia. Marine Biology, 99, 1988.

Bibtex files with references for this entry

Bas Kooijman, 2017/04/02

accepted: 2017/04/02

refer to this entry as: AmP Lampanyctodes hectoris version 2017/04/02