Leptostomias haplocaulus Regan & Trewavas, 1930
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Family:  Stomiidae (Barbeled dragonfishes), subfamily: Melanostomiinae
Max. size:  37.6 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  pelagic-oceanic; marine
Distribution:  Eastern Atlantic: Azores south to Mauritania. Western Atlantic: from about 30°N to 24°N between 70°W and 60°W (Ref. 4740). Tentatively identified in the Indian and Pacific. Status of this species is not yet firmly established.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal soft rays (total): 19-19; Anal soft rays: 23-23. Body very elongate and slender. Short, blunt nonprotrusible snout. Long chin barbel bearing series of filaments on stem (Ref. 37039).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 12 October 2018 Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Agustin, Liza Q. - 18.07.94
Modified by: Froese, Rainer - 22.09.08
Checked by: Agustin, Liza Q. - 28.07.94

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