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Eustomias kreffti  Gibbs, Clarke & Gomon, 1983

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Stomiiformes (Lightfishes and dragonfishes) > Stomiidae (Barbeled dragonfishes) > Melanostomiinae
Etymology: Eustomias: Greek, eu = good + Greek, stoma = mouth (Ref. 45335).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; pelagic-oceanic; depth range 0 - 550 m (Ref. 11333).   Tropical; 10°N - 6°S

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Eastern and Western Atlantic: one record at 4°N 21°W; between 52°W-27°W from 20°N to 6°S.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 12.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 11333); 12.5 cm SL (female)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal soft rays (total): 25; Anal soft rays: 38; Vertebrae: 68. Two terminal bulbs separated by a short interspace, 0.4-1.6 times the length of distal bulb. Barbel length short 37-44% SL in specimens over 8 cm SL. Three to 9 short, usually bulblet-tipped filaments and 2 long ones, arising together from distal end of distal bulb or from a short stem. Longest filament becoming 23-35% SL in specimens larger than 8 cm; 1 long filament with a prominent large bulblet. Distal bulb 1.2-2.5 times length of proximal-bulb. Axis of stem well pigmented; between bulbs variably pigmented, sometimes forming a dark spot or small cap at proximal end of distal bulb. External chevron-shaped or roundish striated areas usually unpigmented. Middorsal paired spots between occiput and dorsal-fin origin 8 (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. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 108899)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Estimates of some properties based on models

Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969): 13.4 - 26.2, mean 20.3 (based on 6 cells; Ref. 115970).
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):  4.1   ±0.8 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (22 of 100) .