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Aristostomias xenostoma  Regan & Trewavas, 1930

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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) > Malacosteinae
Etymology: Aristostomias: Greek, aristos = the best + Greek, stoma = mouth (Ref. 45335).   More on author: Regan, Trewavas.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; pelagic-oceanic.   Tropical, preferred ?; 30°N - 34°S, 98°W - 120°W

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Eastern Atlantic: Mauritania to Angola. Western Atlantic: Gulf of Mexico south to Brazil, including the Caribbean Sea. Indian Ocean: 5°N to 15°S. Western Pacific: South China Sea and seas of the Indo-Australian Archipelago. Eastern Pacific: 10°N to 10°S between 120°W-166°W.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 15.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 26340)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal soft rays (total): 21-23; Anal soft rays: 26 - 29. Body moderately elongate and slender. Barbel bearing well-defined bulb. Brown to black in color (Ref. 37039).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

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Main reference Upload your references | References | Coordinator | Collaborators

Goodyear, R.H., 1990. Malacosteidae. p. 338-340. In J.C. Quero, J.C. Hureau, C. Karrer, A. Post and L. Saldanha (eds.) Check-list of the fishes of the eastern tropical Atlantic (CLOFETA). JNICT, Lisbon; SEI, Paris; and UNESCO, Paris. Vol. 1. (Ref. 4469)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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