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Eustomias pacificus  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);  pacificus: Named after the Pacific Ocean, to which this species is endemic.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; bathypelagic; depth range 0 - 1000 m (Ref. 11333).   Deep-water, preferred ?

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Eastern Central Pacific: off Oahu, Hawaiian Islands and from 21°N, 144°W. Also Western Central Pacific (Ref. 39804).

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 15.7 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 11333)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal soft rays (total): 24; Anal soft rays: 39; Vertebrae: 69. A single, ovoid terminal bulb 0.8-1.8% SL, with nipple-like distal protuberance. Barbel 41-58% SL. A single but complex terminal filament with 2 long branches arising together near its base, followed by 1-5 large bulblets, then by 2 shortest branches arising together, each usually with a prominent large bulblet; all branches and the main filament with numerous, prominent small bulblets. Filament length 12% SL. Axis of stem lightly or unpigmented; a prominent, wide, black circle forming a cap at base of terminal bulb. External chevron-shaped or roundish striated areas unpigmented. Middorsal paired spots between occiput and dorsal-fin origin usually 7, sometimes 8. Anterior margin of fleshy orbit with a distinct slender pedicel extending posteriorly over the eye (Ref. 11333).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Mesopelagic (Ref. 58302). Environment and depth range needs to be checked.

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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. 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):  4.3   ±0.8 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Assuming tmax>3).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low to moderate vulnerability (26 of 100) .