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).
Environment / Climate / Range
Marine; pelagic-oceanic. Deep-water, preferred ?; 32°N - 12°N
Western Central Atlantic: Tongue of the Ocean, Bahamas (Ref. 46206).
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm 14.0, range 10 - 16.8 cm
Max length : 12.4 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 36852); 16.9 cm SL (female)
Morphology | Morphometrics
Barbel with three branches arising together from stem; barbel stem pigmented only up to origin of branches; distal stem pigmented only on axis and small internal spots; terminal bulb roughly spheroidal with a pair of prominent irregularly shaped patches of pigment on proximal dorsal surface; two to six unpigmented ovoids or 'beads' medially between pigment patches, often protruding above pigmented surface; a single pair of laterally based terminal filaments on dorsal tip of bulb; two medial filaments ventral to lateral filaments; ventralmost medial filament usually longer or more ornate than lateral filaments.
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Clarke, T.A., 2000. Review of nine species of North Atlantic Eustomias, subgenus Dinematochirus (Pisces: Stomiidae), with the description of two new species. Copeia 2000(1):96-111. (Ref. 36852)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 109396)
CITES (Ref. 94142)
Threat to humans
Fisheries: of no interest
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 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
): 4.3 ±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) .