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Eustomias paucifilis  Parr, 1927

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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.   Deep-water, preferred ?; 32°N - 12°N

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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)

Short description 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.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

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Main reference Upload your references | References | Coordinator | Collaborators

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)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Fisheries: of no 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), 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) .