Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Stomiiformes
(Lightfishes and dragonfishes) > Stomiidae
(Barbeled dragonfishes) > Astronesthinae
Etymology: Astronesthes: Greek, astra = ray + Greek, esthes, -es = suit, something used to wrap (Ref. 45335); gibbsi: Named for R. Gibbs.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; pelagic-oceanic; depth range 0 - 60 m (Ref. 41433). Tropical
Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Point map | Introductions | Faunafri
Eastern Pacific: equatorial.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 7.1 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 41433)
Morphology | Morphometrics
Vertebrae: 46 - 47. Posterior edge of operculum with distinct concavity, bright tissue on operculum in the form of separate spots, sometimes are coalesced. Dorsal and ventral adipose fins present. Photophores in the following series: PV 12-14 (usually 12-13); VAV 16-18 (usually 17-18); OV 11-13 (usually 12); VAL 18-20; OA 30-32; OC 42-44; IA 39-42; IC 50-54 (Ref. 41433).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Borodulina, O.D., 1992. Description of a new mesopelagic fish, Astronesthes gibbsi, with notes on the closely related species, A. nigroides (Astronesthidae). J. Ichthyol. 32(7):111-117. (Ref. 41433)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 123251)
CITES (Ref. 123416)
Threat to humans
CountriesFAO areasEcosystemsOccurrencesIntroductionsStocksEcologyDietFood itemsFood consumptionRation
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
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Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00380 (0.00144 - 0.01003), b=3.10 (2.87 - 3.33), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.6 ±0.6 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (12 of 100) .