Benthosema Goode and Bean 1896 (lanternfish)

Actinopteri - Myctophiformes - Myctophidae

Parent taxon: Myctophydae according to A. Girone et al. 2006

See also Nolf and Steurbaut 1983 and Sepkoski 2002

Sister taxa: Ceratoscopelus, Diaphus, Electrona, Eomyctophinae, Hygophum, Lampadena, Lampanyctinae, Lampanyctus, Lobianchia, Myctophinae, Myctophum, Notoscopelus, Protomyctophum, Scopelopsis, Symbolophorus

Subtaxa: Benthosema fitchi Benthosema glaciale Benthosema suborbitale

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Ecology: nektonic carnivore


• Quaternary of Italy (6 collections)

• Miocene of Italy (8)

Total: 14 collections including 19 occurrences

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