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Class: Actinopteri
Order: Stomiiformes
Family: Stomiidae Barbeled dragonfishes
Subfamily: Melanostomiinae
Genus: Eustomias

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119 species
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Max. Length 16.7 cm SL

 
Eustomias achirus
[Proud dragonfish]
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Max. Length 18.5 cm SL

 
Eustomias acinosus
[]
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Max. Length 12.9 cm SL

 
Eustomias aequatorialis
[]
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Max. Length 14.4 cm SL

 
Eustomias albibulbus
[]
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Max. Length 13.6 cm SL

 
Eustomias appositus
[]
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Max. Length 25.3 cm SL

 
Eustomias arborifer
[]
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Max. Length 8.7 cm SL

 
Eustomias australensis
[Australian dragonfish]
No picture found

Max. Length 15.6 cm SL

 
Eustomias austratlanticus
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 9.3 cm SL

 
Eustomias bertelseni
[]
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Max. Length 14.5 cm SL

 
Eustomias bibulboides
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 15 cm SL

 
Eustomias bibulbosus
[]
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Eustomias bifilis
[Twinthread dragonfish]
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Max. Length 19.8 cm SL

 
Eustomias bigelowi
[]
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Max. Length 20 cm SL

 
Eustomias bimargaritatus
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 12.6 cm SL

 
Eustomias bimargaritoides
[]
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Max. Length 14.4 cm SL

 
Eustomias binghami
[]
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Max. Length 13.3 cm SL

 
Eustomias bituberatus
[]
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Max. Length 14.1 cm SL

 
Eustomias bituberoides
[]
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Max. Length 16.5 cm SL

 
Eustomias borealis
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 13.5 cm SL

 
Eustomias braueri
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Max. Length 14.9 cm SL

 
Eustomias brevibarbatus
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Max. Length 11.2 cm SL

 
Eustomias bulbiramis
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 16 cm TL

 
Eustomias bulbornatus
[Grapevine dragonfish]
No picture found

Max. Length 17.5 cm SL

 
Eustomias cancriensis
[]
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Max. Length 21.4 cm

 
Eustomias cirritus
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Eustomias contiguus
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Max. Length 15.4 cm SL

 
Eustomias crossotus
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Eustomias crucis
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Max. Length 16.5 cm SL

 
Eustomias cryptobulbus
[Hiddenbulb dragonfish]
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Max. Length 15.3 cm SL

 
Eustomias curtatus
[]
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Max. Length 16.6 cm SL

 
Eustomias curtifilis
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Max. Length 12.2 cm SL

 
Eustomias danae
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Eustomias decoratus
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Max. Length 12.9 cm SL

 
Eustomias dendriticus
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Max. Length 11.8 cm SL

 
Eustomias dendrobium
[Dendrobium dragonfish]
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Max. Length 10.9 cm SL

 
Eustomias deofamiliaris
[]
No picture found


 
Eustomias digitatus
[]
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Max. Length 14.8 cm SL

 
Eustomias dinema
[]
No picture found


 
Eustomias dispar
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 13.1 cm SL

 
Eustomias dubius
[]
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Max. Length 13.4 cm SL

 
Eustomias elongatus
[]



Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 21.4 cm SL
Eustomias enbarbatus Welsh, 1923

Photo by Photo by Graham, K.
 
Eustomias enbarbatus
[Barbate dragonfish]



Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 23.2 cm SL
Eustomias filifer (Gilchrist, 1906)

Photo by Photo by Sutton, T.T.
 
Eustomias filifer
[]



Atlantic Ocean
Max. Length 19.3 cm SL
Eustomias fissibarbis (Pappenheim, 1912)

Photo by Photo by Canadian Museum of Nature, Ottawa, Canada
 
Eustomias fissibarbis
[]
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Max. Length 9 cm SL

 
Eustomias flagellifer
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Max. Length 20.7 cm SL

 
Eustomias furcifer
[]
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Max. Length 15.6 cm SL

 
Eustomias gibbsi
[]
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Max. Length 16 cm TL

 
Eustomias grandibulbus
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Eustomias hulleyi
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Max. Length 16.4 cm SL

 
Eustomias hypopsilus
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Eustomias ignotus
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Max. Length 16.4 cm SL

 
Eustomias inconstans
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Eustomias insularum
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Eustomias intermedius
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Max. Length 12.1 cm SL

 
Eustomias interruptus
[]
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Max. Length 9.7 cm SL

 
Eustomias ioani
[]



Northwest Atlantic
Max. Length 14.3 cm SL
Eustomias jimcraddocki Sutton & Hartel, 2004

Photo by Photo by Sutton, T.T.
 
Eustomias jimcraddocki
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 12.5 cm SL

 
Eustomias kreffti
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 11.5 cm SL

 
Eustomias lanceolatus
[]
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Eustomias leptobolus
[]



Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 23.8 cm SL
Eustomias lipochirus Regan & Trewavas, 1930

Photo by Photo by SFSA
 
Eustomias lipochirus
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 18.8 cm SL

 
Eustomias longibarba
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 16.3 cm SL

 
Eustomias longiramis
[]



Atlantic Ocean
Max. Length 17.2 cm SL
Eustomias macronema Regan & Trewavas, 1930

Photo by Photo by Møller, P.R.
 
Eustomias macronema
[Bigbarb dragonfish]
No picture found

Max. Length 11.1 cm SL

 
Eustomias macrophthalmus
[]



Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 27.6 cm SL
Eustomias macrurus Regan & Trewavas, 1930

Photo by Photo by Graham, K.
 
Eustomias macrurus
[Yellowstem dragonfish]
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Max. Length 19.8 cm SL

 
Eustomias magnificus
[]
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Max. Length 15.2 cm SL

 
Eustomias medusa
[]
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Max. Length 14.8 cm SL

 
Eustomias melanonema
[]
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Max. Length 13.6 cm SL

 
Eustomias melanostigma
[]
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Max. Length 16.5 cm SL

 
Eustomias melanostigmoides
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Max. Length 9.5 cm SL

 
Eustomias mesostenus
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Eustomias metamelas
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Max. Length 22.4 cm SL

 
Eustomias micraster
[]
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Eustomias micropterygius
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Max. Length 8.6 cm SL

 
Eustomias minimus
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Max. Length 12.9 cm SL

 
Eustomias monoclonoides
[]
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Max. Length 15.3 cm SL

 
Eustomias monoclonus
[]



North Atlantic. Better r
Max. Length 20.7 cm SL
Eustomias monodactylus Regan & Trewavas, 1930

Photo by Photo by Sutton, T.T.
 
Eustomias monodactylus
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 14.5 cm SL

 
Eustomias multifilis
[Multi-thread dragonfish]



Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 22.5 cm SL
Eustomias obscurus Vaillant, 1884

Photo by Photo by Reiner, F.
 
Eustomias obscurus
[]
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Max. Length 16 cm SL

 
Eustomias orientalis
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Max. Length 15.7 cm SL

 
Eustomias pacificus
[]
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Max. Length 10.1 cm SL

 
Eustomias parini
[Parin's dragonfish]
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Eustomias parri
[]



Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 13.3 cm SL
Eustomias patulus Regan & Trewavas, 1930

Photo by Photo by Reiner, F.
 
Eustomias patulus
[]
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Max. Length 16.9 cm SL

 
Eustomias paucifilis
[]
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Max. Length 20.7 cm SL

 
Eustomias paxtoni
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Max. Length 14.7 cm SL

 
Eustomias perplexus
[]
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Max. Length 11.9 cm SL

 
Eustomias pinnatus
[]
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Max. Length 14.2 cm SL

 
Eustomias polyaster
[]
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Max. Length 15.6 cm SL

 
Eustomias posti
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Eustomias precarius
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Max. Length 13.8 cm SL

 
Eustomias problematicus
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Eustomias pyrifer
[]
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Eustomias quadrifilis
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Eustomias radicifilis
[]
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Max. Length 17.7 cm SL

 
Eustomias satterleei
[Twinray dragonfish]
No picture found


 
Eustomias schiffi
[]



Atlantic and Pacific
Max. Length 21.2 cm SL
Eustomias schmidti Regan & Trewavas, 1930

Photo by Photo by SFSA
 
Eustomias schmidti
[Schmidt's dragonfish]
No picture found

Max. Length 11 cm SL

 
Eustomias silvescens
[]
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Max. Length 11.8 cm SL

 
Eustomias similis
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Max. Length 22.4 cm SL

 
Eustomias simplex
[]
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Max. Length 16.5 cm SL

 
Eustomias spherulifer
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Max. Length 10.3 cm SL

 
Eustomias stamen
[Stamen dragonfish]
No picture found

Max. Length 13.8 cm SL

 
Eustomias suluensis
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 18.7 cm SL

 
Eustomias tenisoni
[]
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Max. Length 15 cm SL

 
Eustomias tetranema
[]
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Max. Length 19.1 cm SL

 
Eustomias teuthidopsis
[]
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Eustomias tomentosis
[]



Circumglobal.
Max. Length 26 cm TL
Eustomias trewavasae Norman, 1930

Photo by Photo by SFSA
 
Eustomias trewavasae
[Deepsea dragonfish]
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Max. Length 11.2 cm SL

 
Eustomias triramis
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 13.1 cm SL

 
Eustomias tritentaculatus
[Three-tentaxles dragonfish]
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Max. Length 18.9 cm SL

 
Eustomias uniramis
[]
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Max. Length 14.5 cm SL

 
Eustomias variabilis
[]
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Max. Length 15.8 cm SL

 
Eustomias vitiazi
[Vitiaz dragonfish]
No picture found

Max. Length 19 cm SL

 
Eustomias vulgaris
[Common dragonfish]
No picture found

Max. Length 12.7 cm SL

 
Eustomias woollardi
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 17 cm SL

 
Eustomias xenobolus
[]



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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Eustomias achirus Proud dragonfish Eastern Atlantic 16.7 SL 1974
Eustomias acinosus Western Atlantic 18.5 SL 1930
Eustomias aequatorialis Atlantic Ocean. 12.9 SL 1998
Eustomias albibulbus Eastern Central Pacific 14.4 SL 2001
Eustomias appositus Western Pacific. 13.6 SL 1983
Eustomias arborifer Eastern Atlantic 25.3 SL 1927
Eustomias australensis Australian dragonfish Southwest Pacific 8.7 SL 1983
Eustomias austratlanticus South Atlantic. 15.6 SL 1983
Eustomias bertelseni Eastern Indian Ocean 9.3 SL 1983
Eustomias bibulboides Eastern Central Pacific 14.5 SL 1983
Eustomias bibulbosus Western Central Atlantic. 15 SL 1927
Eustomias bifilis Twinthread dragonfish Indo-West Pacific 1960
Eustomias bigelowi Western Central Atlantic 19.8 SL 1923
Eustomias bimargaritatus Eastern Central Atlantic 20 SL 1930
Eustomias bimargaritoides Eastern Central Pacific 12.6 SL 1983
Eustomias binghami Western Central Atlantic 14.4 SL 1927
Eustomias bituberatus Western Central Atlantic 13.3 SL 1930
Eustomias bituberoides Eastern Central Pacific 14.1 SL 1983
Eustomias borealis North Atlantic 16.5 SL 2000
Eustomias braueri Eastern Atlantic 13.5 SL 1911
Eustomias brevibarbatus Western Atlantic 14.9 SL 1927
Eustomias bulbiramis Eastern Central Pacific 11.2 SL 2001
Eustomias bulbornatus Grapevine dragonfish Southeast Atlantic 16 TL 1960
Eustomias cancriensis Western Pacific 17.5 SL 1983
Eustomias cirritus Pacific Ocean 21.4 1983
Eustomias contiguus Eastern Central Atlantic 1985
Eustomias crossotus Western Pacific 15.4 SL 1983
Eustomias crucis Southeast Pacific 1973
Eustomias cryptobulbus Hiddenbulb dragonfish Indo-Pacific 16.5 SL 2001
Eustomias curtatus Eastern Central Pacific 15.3 SL 1983
Eustomias curtifilis Southwest Atlantic 16.6 SL 2000
Eustomias danae Western Central Pacific 12.2 SL 2001
Eustomias decoratus Western Central Atlantic 1971
Eustomias dendriticus Eastern Atlantic 12.9 SL 1930
Eustomias dendrobium Dendrobium dragonfish Northwest Pacific 11.8 SL 2019
Eustomias deofamiliaris Eastern Central Pacific 10.9 SL 1983
Eustomias digitatus Western Central Atlantic 1985
Eustomias dinema Eastern Central Pacific 14.8 SL 1999
Eustomias dispar Western Central Atlantic 1985
Eustomias dubius Western Atlantic 13.1 SL 1927
Eustomias elongatus Eastern Central Pacific 13.4 SL 2001
Eustomias enbarbatus Barbate dragonfish Eastern Atlantic 21.4 SL 1923
Eustomias filifer Eastern Atlantic 23.2 SL 1906
Eustomias fissibarbis Atlantic Ocean 19.3 SL 1912
Eustomias flagellifer Western Central Pacific 9 SL 2001
Eustomias furcifer Eastern Atlantic 20.7 SL 1930
Eustomias gibbsi Pacific Ocean 15.6 SL 1971
Eustomias grandibulbus Southeast Atlantic 16 TL 1983
Eustomias hulleyi Western Central Atlantic 1985
Eustomias hypopsilus Western Central Atlantic 16.4 SL 1985
Eustomias ignotus Southwest Atlantic 1985
Eustomias inconstans Eastern Central Pacific 16.4 SL 1983
Eustomias insularum North Atlantic. 1998
Eustomias intermedius Atlantic Ocean. 1998
Eustomias interruptus Northwest Pacific 12.1 SL 1999
Eustomias ioani Northwest Pacific 9.7 SL 1974
Eustomias jimcraddocki Northwest Atlantic 14.3 SL 2004
Eustomias kreffti Eastern and Western Atlan 12.5 SL 1983
Eustomias lanceolatus Atlantic Ocean 11.5 SL 1999
Eustomias leptobolus Western Central Atlantic 1930
Eustomias lipochirus Eastern Atlantic 23.8 SL 1930
Eustomias longibarba Eastern Atlantic 18.8 SL 1927
Eustomias longiramis Eastern Central Pacific 16.3 SL 2001
Eustomias macronema Bigbarb dragonfish Atlantic Ocean 17.2 SL 1930
Eustomias macrophthalmus Western Atlantic 11.1 SL 1927
Eustomias macrurus Yellowstem dragonfish Eastern Atlantic 27.6 SL 1930
Eustomias magnificus Eastern Central Pacific 19.8 SL 2001
Eustomias medusa North Pacific. 15.2 SL 1983
Eustomias melanonema Eastern Atlantic 14.8 SL 1930
Eustomias melanostigma Eastern Atlantic 13.6 SL 1930
Eustomias melanostigmoides Eastern Central Pacific 16.5 SL 1983
Eustomias mesostenus Eastern Indian Ocean. 9.5 SL 1983
Eustomias metamelas Southwest Atlantic 1985
Eustomias micraster Western Central Atlantic 22.4 SL 1927
Eustomias micropterygius Western Central Atlantic 1927
Eustomias minimus Pacific Ocean 8.6 SL 1999
Eustomias monoclonoides Eastern Central Atlantic 12.9 SL 1999
Eustomias monoclonus Indo-Pacific 15.3 SL 1930
Eustomias monodactylus North Atlantic. Better r 20.7 SL 1930
Eustomias multifilis Multi-thread dragonfish Eastern Indian Ocean 14.5 SL 1978
Eustomias obscurus Eastern Atlantic 22.5 SL 1884
Eustomias orientalis Western Pacific 16 SL 1983
Eustomias pacificus Eastern Central Pacific 15.7 SL 1983
Eustomias parini Parin's dragonfish Pacific Ocean 10.1 SL 2001
Eustomias parri Western Central Atlantic 1930
Eustomias patulus Eastern Atlantic 13.3 SL 1930
Eustomias paucifilis Western Central Atlantic 16.9 SL 1927
Eustomias paxtoni Indo-West Pacific 20.7 SL 2001
Eustomias perplexus Western Pacific 14.7 SL 1983
Eustomias pinnatus Western Pacific 11.9 SL 1999
Eustomias polyaster Northwest Atlantic 14.2 SL 1927
Eustomias posti Southwest Atlantic. 15.6 SL 1983
Eustomias precarius Western Central Atlantic 1985
Eustomias problematicus Eastern Central Pacific 13.8 SL 2001
Eustomias pyrifer Western Central Atlantic 1930
Eustomias quadrifilis Northwest Atlantic 1985
Eustomias radicifilis Western Central Atlantic 1930
Eustomias satterleei Twinray dragonfish Atlantic, Indian and Paci 17.7 SL 1933
Eustomias schiffi Western Central Atlantic 1932
Eustomias schmidti Schmidt's dragonfish Atlantic and Pacific 21.2 SL 1930
Eustomias silvescens Western Central Atlantic 11 SL 1930
Eustomias similis Pacific Ocean 11.8 SL 1978
Eustomias simplex Eastern Atlantic 22.4 SL 1930
Eustomias spherulifer Eastern Atlantic 16.5 SL 1983
Eustomias stamen Stamen dragonfish Northwest Pacific 10.3 SL 2019
Eustomias suluensis Western Central Pacific 13.8 SL 1983
Eustomias tenisoni Eastern Atlantic 18.7 SL 1930
Eustomias tetranema Eastern Atlantic 15 SL 1913
Eustomias teuthidopsis Pacific Ocean 19.1 SL 1983
Eustomias tomentosis Eastern Central Pacific 1998
Eustomias trewavasae Deepsea dragonfish Circumglobal. 26 TL 1930
Eustomias triramis Atlantic Ocean 11.2 SL 1930
Eustomias tritentaculatus Three-tentaxles dragonfish Northwest Pacific 13.1 SL 2019
Eustomias uniramis Eastern Pacific 18.9 SL 1999
Eustomias variabilis Western Atlantic 14.5 SL 1930
Eustomias vitiazi Vitiaz dragonfish Western Central Pacific 15.8 SL 1974
Eustomias vulgaris Common dragonfish Pacific Ocean 19 SL 2001
Eustomias woollardi Northeast Pacific. 12.7 SL 1998
Eustomias xenobolus Western Atlantic 17 SL 1930



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