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Astronesthes tchuvasovi  Parin & Borodulina, 1996

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Stomiiformes (Lightfishes and dragonfishes) > Stomiidae (Barbeled dragonfishes) > Astronesthinae
Etymology: Astronesthes: Greek, astra = ray + Greek, esthes, -es = suit, something used to wrap (Ref. 45335);  tchuvasovi: Named after Vladimir Mikhailovich Chuvasov, the leading technician of the Lab. Of Oceanic Ichthyofauna (IORAN), who is a diligent member of staff of the Laboratory and the author's companion on many research cruises (Ref. 27676).

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Marine; pelagic-oceanic.   Tropical, preferred ?

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Indo-Pacific: southern part of the Arabian Sea, the Flores and Banda seas, and the equatorial Eastern Pacific.

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Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm

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Dorsal soft rays (total): 15-16; Anal soft rays: 13 - 14; Vertebrae: 46 - 48. In fish measuring 6 cm SL or more, aggregation of luminous tissue on head appear as a band across gill cover; one or several luminous patches on flanks, close to the medial line of body in advance of pelvic fin insertion. Chin barbel shorter than head, its swollen tip forming wide flattened lobe with oblique ribs and with small medial notch. It differs from other species of the group in having more vertebrae (Ref. 27676).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

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Parin, N.V. and O.D. Borodulina, 1996. Revision of the Astronesthes indicus species group (Astronesthidae), with descriptions of five new species. J. Ichthyol. 36(8):551-565. (Ref. 27676)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

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  Harmless




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