Echiostoma barbatum Lowe, 1843
Threadfin dragonfish
Echiostoma barbatum
photo by SFSA

Family:  Stomiidae (Barbeled dragonfishes), subfamily: Melanostomiinae
Max. size:  36.8 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  bathypelagic; marine; depth range 30 - 4200 m
Distribution:  Eastern Atlantic: Portugal to South Africa except the Gulf of Guinea. Western Atlantic: USA south to Argentina, including the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean Sea. Northwest Atlantic: Canada (Ref. 5951). Also Indian and Pacific oceans.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 0-0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 12-15; Anal spines: 0-0; Anal soft rays: 14-18
Biology:  Meso- to abyssopelagic (Ref. 58302).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 17 May 2013 Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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