Leptostomias longibarba Regan & Trewavas, 1930
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Family:  Stomiidae (Barbeled dragonfishes), subfamily: Melanostomiinae
Max. size:  32.5 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  bathypelagic
Distribution:  Eastern Atlantic: between Ireland and the Azores; Canary Islands to South Africa but not recorded from the Gulf of Guinea. Western Atlantic: off Bermuda. Also known from northwest Pacific. Leptostomias gracilis, Leptostomias macropogon, Leptostomias longibarba, Leptostomias bermudensis, Leptostomias analis and Leptostomias leptobolus are probably synonyms of a single species (the entire complex needs a thorough study, Ref. 4468).
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Biology:  Mesopelagic species (Ref. 6808).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 15 July 2014 Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Agustin, Liza Q. - 18.07.94
Modified by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 16.06.99
Checked by: Agustin, Liza Q. - 28.07.94

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