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Eustomias teuthidopsis  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);  teuthidopsis: From the terminal filaments, which resemble the arms and enlarged pair of tentacles of squid.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; pelagic-oceanic; depth range 0 - 171 m (Ref. 11333).   Tropical

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Pacific Ocean: near the Cook Islands.

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Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 19.1 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 11333)

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Dorsal soft rays (total): 25; Anal soft rays: 36; Vertebrae: 67. A single terminal bulb 0.8% SL. Barbel length long 89% SL. Short terminal filaments ca 13, 1.8 times bulb length; 2 filaments notably thicker than others, with blunt distal ends and with few or no bulblets. Axis of stem lightly peppered with melanophores; a small dark spot at the base of terminal bulb; groups of small melanophores forming external spots just proximal to bulb. External chevron-shaped or roundish striated areas unpigmented. Number of paired spots unknown (Ref. 11333).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

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Gibbs, R.H. Jr., T.A. Clarke and J.R. Gomon, 1983. Taxonomy and distribution of the stomioid fish genus Eustomias (Melanostomiidae), I: subgenus Nominostomias. Smithson. Contrib. Zool. 380:139 p. (Ref. 11333)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 115941)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

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), in cm Total Length, based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  4.4   ±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 (29 of 100) .