Smalltooth Bristlemouth, Cyclothone microdon (Günther 1878)

Other Names: Small-toothed Lantern Fish, Small-toothed Lantern-fish, Veiled Anglemouth

Illustration of the Smalltooth Bristlemouth, Cyclothone microdon. Source: Zugmayer (1911) Résultats des campagnes scientifiques accomplies sur son yacht par Albert 1er Monaco. Fasc. 35: 1-174, Pls. 1-6.. License: Public Domain

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Bray, D.J. 2018, Cyclothone microdon in Fishes of Australia, accessed 02 Mar 2024,

Smalltooth Bristlemouth, Cyclothone microdon (Günther 1878)

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off Sydney, New South Wales, to off southwestern Western Australia. Elsewhere the species is circumglobal in subtropical to polar waters of the northern and southern hemispheres.


Bray, D.J. 2018

Smalltooth Bristlemouth, Cyclothone microdon (Günther 1878)


Harold, A. 2015. Cyclothone microdon. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2015: e.T190133A42691704. Downloaded on 14 March 2018.

Miya, M. & Nishida, M. 1996. Molecular phylogenetic perspective on the evolution of the deep-sea fish genus Cyclothone (Stomiiformes: Gonostomatidae). Ichthyological Research 43(4): 375-398.

Spanovskaya, V.D. & Lapin, V.I. 1981. Ecology of Cyclothone microdon in the southern part of the Pacific Ocean. Journal of Applied Ichthyology 21(6): 33-37.

Torres, J.J. & Somero, G.N. 1988. Vertical distribution and metabolism in Antarctic mesopelagic fishes. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology Part B: Comparative Biochemistry 90(3): 521-528.

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CAAB Code:37106016

Biology:Bioluminescent, hermaphrodite

Conservation:IUCN Least Concern

Habitat:Mesopelagic, bathypelagic

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