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Astronesthes gibbsi  Borodulina, 1992

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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);  gibbsi: Named for R. Gibbs.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; pelagic-oceanic; depth range 0 - 60 m (Ref. 41433).   Tropical, preferred ?

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Eastern Pacific: equatorial.

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Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 7.1 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 41433)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Vertebrae: 46 - 47. Posterior edge of operculum with distinct concavity, bright tissue on operculum in the form of separate spots, sometimes are coalesced. Dorsal and ventral adipose fins present. Photophores in the following series: PV 12-14 (usually 12-13); VAV 16-18 (usually 17-18); OV 11-13 (usually 12); VAL 18-20; OA 30-32; OC 42-44; IA 39-42; IC 50-54 (Ref. 41433).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

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Borodulina, O.D., 1992. Description of a new mesopelagic fish, Astronesthes gibbsi, with notes on the closely related species, A. nigroides (Astronesthidae). J. Ichthyol. 32(7):111-117. (Ref. 41433)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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