Myctophum is a genus of lanternfishes, some species of which, such as M. punctatum are noted for having the Stylophthalmine trait in their larval form.

Temporal range: Late Miocene to Present[1]
Myctophum asperum.jpg
Myctophum asperum
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Myctophiformes
Family: Myctophidae
Genus: Myctophum
Rafinesque, 1810

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There are currently 16 recognized species in this genus:[2]

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  1. ^ Sepkoski, Jack (2002). "A compendium of fossil marine animal genera". Bulletins of American Paleontology. 364: 560. Retrieved 2008-01-08.
  2. ^ Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2012). Species of Myctophum in FishBase. April 2012 version.