Astronesthes boulengeri Gilchrist, 1902
Boulenger's snaggletooth
photo by SFSA

Family:  Stomiidae (Barbeled dragonfishes), subfamily: Astronesthinae
Max. size:  21 cm TL (male/unsexed); 21.2 cm SL (female)
Environment:  bathypelagic; depth range 12 - 4000 m
Distribution:  Circumpolar between 30° and 40°S.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 0-0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 13-17; Anal spines: 0-0; Anal soft rays: 12-18. Black in color with pale luminous patches, which develop with growth, on dorsal and ventral caudal peduncle and other parts of body (Ref. 3982).
Biology:  Mesopelagic species (Ref. 7300).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 09 October 2018 Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 27.11.95
Modified by: Froese, Rainer - 29.08.08

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