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Eustomias macronema  Regan & Trewavas, 1930

Bigbarb dragonfish
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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa

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

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; bathypelagic.   Deep-water; 35°S - 49°S, 54°W - 154°W

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Atlantic Ocean: roughly between 35°-20°N; near 30°W between 20°-25°S. Also known from the Indian and Pacific oceans.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm 15.0, range 14 - 16.3 cm
Max length : 17.2 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 4468)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 0; Anal spines: 0. Barbel length less than 20% of standard length; barbel with 5 branches apparently arising together from stem; lateralmost pair of branches, which actually arise from base of mediolateral pair, usually shortest; mediolateral pair usually longest; diameter of stem distal to branches greater than that proximal to branches; stem solidly pigmented, pigment extending onto dorsal surface of terminal bulb; terminal bulb elongate and with an unpigmented tip usually directed dorsally; swollen ventrally, its length 2.0 - 2.5 times its thickness; a single terminal filament arising ventral to bulb tip, usually about as long as distal barbel, but occasionally minute.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Mesopelagic species (Ref. 7300, 75154).

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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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Fisheries: of potential interest
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Estimates of some properties based on models

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):  4.3   ±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 to moderate vulnerability (27 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Unknown.