Eustomias melanostigma

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Eustomias melanostigma Regan & Trewavas, 1930

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Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Stomiiformes (Lightfishes and dragonfishes) > Stomiidae (Barbeled dragonfishes) > Melanostomiinae
Etymology: Eustomias: Greek, eu = good + Greek, stoma = mouth (Ref. 45335).  More on authors: Regan & Trewavas.

Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range Ecology

Marine; bathypelagic; depth range - 1000 m (Ref. 11333), usually - m (Ref. ).   Deep-water; 0°C - ; 13°N - 8°N

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Eastern Atlantic: north of Senegal, but not at or east of Cape Verde, also at 6°N 35°W. Western Atlantic: Straits of Florida, Caribbean Sea and Puerto Rico. Also known from the Indian and West Pacific Oceans.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 13.6 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 4468); 12.0 cm SL (female)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal soft rays (total): 25-26; Anal soft rays: 37 - 38; Vertebrae: 68. Barbel with two terminal bulbs, distal one bearing tuft of filaments (Ref. 37473); separated by a long interspace, 1.7-3.8 times the length of distal bulb in specimens larger than 7 cm SL. Barbel length 31-82% SL except when developing. Terminal filaments short, 3-7 (less than 10% SL) without prominent bulblets, arising together from distal bulb or from a short distal stem; 1 filament thicker and longer than the rest. Some or all filaments with pigmented axes. Distal bulb ovoid , only slightly longer than wide, 1.2-2.5 times proximal-bulb length. Axis of stem and between bulbs variably pigmented; a black spot or cap almost always formed at proximal end of distal bulb. External chevron-shaped or roundish striated areas on stem unpigmented. Middorsal paired spots between occiput and dorsal-fin origin 7 or 8, sometimes 9 (Ref. 11333).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

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Gibbs, R.H. and M.A. Barnett, 1990. Melanostomiidae. p. 308-337. In J.C. Quero, J.C. Hureau, C. Karrer, A. Post and L. Saldanha (eds.) Check-list of the fishes of the eastern tropical Atlantic (CLOFETA). JNICT, Lisbon; SEI, Paris; and UNESCO, Paris. Vol. 1. (Ref. 4468)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 124695)

  Least Concern (LC) ; Date assessed: 19 May 2013

CITES

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless





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Estimates based on models

Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969): 5.1 - 6.6, mean 5.7 °C (based on 5 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00389 (0.00180 - 0.00842), b=3.12 (2.94 - 3.30), in cm total length, based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic level (Ref. 69278):  4.2   ±0.73 se; based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 120179):  Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Assuming tmax>3).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (23 of 100) .