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) > Melanostomiinae
Etymology: Eustomias: Greek, eu = good + Greek, stoma = mouth (Ref. 45335); curtifilis: From the short terminal filaments of theis species.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; bathypelagic; oceanodromous; depth range 120 - 660 m (Ref. 36852). Deep-water; 17°S - 21°S
Southwest Atlantic: known between 17-21°S and 28-30°W.
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm 10.0  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 16.6 cm SL (female)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 37 - 45. Chin barbel with 3 branches arising together from the stem; barbel stem pigmented only up to origin of branches; distal stem pigmented only in axis and small internal spots; terminal bulb roughly spheroidal with a bilobed, reticulated patch of pigment on proximal dorsal surface; no unpigmented ovoids associated with bulb pigment; terminal filaments short and simple, a single laterally based pair on the dorsal tip of bulb and one or two medial filaments ventral of these.
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Clarke, T.A., 2000. Review of nine species of North Atlantic Eustomias, subgenus Dinematochirus (Pisces: Stomiidae), with the description of two new species. Copeia 2000(1):96-111. (Ref. 36852)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 119314)
CITES (Ref. 115941)
Threat to humans
Fisheries: of no interest
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 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), in cm Total Length, 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
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low to moderate vulnerability (27 of 100) .