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Overview

Distribution

Indo-West Pacific: reported from several countries from Japan to Indonesia, and Papua New Guinea.
  • Liao, Y.-C., L.-S. Chen and K.-T. Shao 2006 Review of the Astronesthid fishes (Stomiiformes: Stomiidae: Astronesthinae) from Taiwan with a description of one new species. Zool. Stud. 45(4):517-528. (Ref. 75891)
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Indo-West Pacific.
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Physical Description

Morphology

Dorsal spines (total): 0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 11 - 12; Analspines: 0; Analsoft rays: 17 - 19
  • Liao, Y.-C., L.-S. Chen and K.-T. Shao 2006 Review of the Astronesthid fishes (Stomiiformes: Stomiidae: Astronesthinae) from Taiwan with a description of one new species. Zool. Stud. 45(4):517-528. (Ref. 75891)
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Size

Max. size

13.4 cm SL (male/unsexed; (Ref. 75891))
  • Liao, Y.-C., L.-S. Chen and K.-T. Shao 2006 Review of the Astronesthid fishes (Stomiiformes: Stomiidae: Astronesthinae) from Taiwan with a description of one new species. Zool. Stud. 45(4):517-528. (Ref. 75891)
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Diagnostic Description

AC photopores discontinuous, 6th to 8th or 7th to 9th above level of others. Barbel uniformly black, its base pale; its terminal bulb slightly smaller than PV photophore. No black spot on caudal peduncle.
  • Liao, Y.-C., L.-S. Chen and K.-T. Shao 2006 Review of the Astronesthid fishes (Stomiiformes: Stomiidae: Astronesthinae) from Taiwan with a description of one new species. Zool. Stud. 45(4):517-528. (Ref. 75891)
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Ecology

Habitat

Environment

bathypelagic; marine; depth range 100 - 1120 m (Ref. 75891)
  • Liao, Y.-C., L.-S. Chen and K.-T. Shao 2006 Review of the Astronesthid fishes (Stomiiformes: Stomiidae: Astronesthinae) from Taiwan with a description of one new species. Zool. Stud. 45(4):517-528. (Ref. 75891)
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Depth range based on 7 specimens in 1 taxon.
Water temperature and chemistry ranges based on 2 samples.

Environmental ranges
  Depth range (m): 180 - 950
  Temperature range (°C): 4.439 - 4.911
  Nitrate (umol/L): 33.381 - 36.978
  Salinity (PPS): 34.522 - 34.540
  Oxygen (ml/l): 2.596 - 3.373
  Phosphate (umol/l): 2.512 - 2.628
  Silicate (umol/l): 62.338 - 71.331

Graphical representation

Depth range (m): 180 - 950

Temperature range (°C): 4.439 - 4.911

Nitrate (umol/L): 33.381 - 36.978

Salinity (PPS): 34.522 - 34.540

Oxygen (ml/l): 2.596 - 3.373

Phosphate (umol/l): 2.512 - 2.628

Silicate (umol/l): 62.338 - 71.331
 
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Conservation

Threats

Not Evaluated
  • IUCN 2006 2006 IUCN red list of threatened species. www.iucnredlist.org. Downloaded July 2006.
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