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Stomias boa is a common predator of meso- and bathypelagic oceanic waters. Two subpecies are recongnized: S. boa boa, known from the western Mediterranean, off West Africa and in the Southern Ocean, and S. boa ferox, known throughout much of the subtropical, tropical, and temperate Atlantic.. These taxa are distinguished by the number of photophores in the ventral row (see "Diagnostic Description").


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Source: Deep-sea Fishes of the World

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