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Eustomias grandibulbus  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);  grandibulbus: Named for its large distal bulb; noun in apposition.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; pelagic-oceanic; depth range 0 - 112 m (Ref. 58018).   Subtropical, preferred ?

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Southeast Atlantic: west of Cape Town, South Africa.

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Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 16.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 3984)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 26; Anal spines: 0; Anal soft rays: 40; Vertebrae: 67. Two terminal bulbs separated by a short interspace, shorter than length of distal bulb. Barbel 68% SL. Terminal filament long (20%), with a series of 5 long branches beginning a short distance (a distal bulb length) from bulb, all with small bulblets, none of which approaches the diameter of the filament. All branches with 1 or more short branches. Stem axis peppered with melanophores; lightly pigmented on axis between bulbs and in proximal part of filament. Number of middorsal paired spots under skin uncertain (obscure and diffuse in holotype) (Ref. 11333).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Known based on a single specimen taken at a depth between 0-112 m.

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Gibbs, R.H. Jr., 1986. Melanostomiidae. p. 236-243. In M.M. Smith and P.C. Heemstra (eds.) Smiths' sea fishes. Springer-Verlag, Berlin. (Ref. 3984)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 109396)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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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), based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  4.2   ±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) .