Notoscopelus kroyeri

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Notoscopelus kroyeri


Taxonavigation: Myctophiformes 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Superphylum: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Cladus: Craniata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Megaclassis: Osteichthyes
Superclassis/Classis: Actinopterygii
Classis/Subclassis: Actinopteri
Subclassis/Infraclassis: Neopterygii
Infraclassis: Teleostei
Superordo: Scopelomorpha
Ordo: Myctophiformes

Familia: Myctophidae
Genus: Notoscopelus
Species: Notoscopelus kroyeri


Notoscopelus kroyeri (Malm, 1861)

Holotype (unique): NMG 219 (stomach content). Species originally as Scopelus kröyeri [not kröyerii as in Eschmeyer et al. 1998]; according to Art. of the Code, if the name is not based on a German word, the "e" should not be added; correct is apparently Scopelus kroyeri.

Type locality: North Atantic.


  • Scopelus kroyeri Malm, 1861
  • Notoscopelus quercinus Goode & Bean, 1896
  • Notoscopelus margaritiferus Goode & Bean, 1896
  • Notoscopelus castaneus Goode & Bean, 1896


Primary references[edit]

  • Malm, A.W. 1861. Raekke af Fiske, Krebsdjur og bløddyr, som ere nye for den skandinaviske Fauna. Förhandlingar vid de Skandinaviske Naturforskarnes möten. v. 8 (for 1860): 616–624.Reference page
  • Goode, G.B. & Bean, T.H. 1896. Oceanic ichthyology, a treatise on the deep-sea and pelagic fishes of the world, based chiefly upon the collections made by the steamers Blake, Albatross, and Fish Hawk in the northwestern Atlantic, with an atlas containing 417 figures. Special Bulletin U.S. National Museum No. 2: Text: i–xxxv + 1–26 + 1–553, Atlas: i–xxiii, 1–26, 123 pls.Reference page