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Biology

Some individuals may migrate to the surface at night (Ref. 27000). Minimum depth reported taken from Ref. 27000. Feed mainly on myctophids (Ref. 47377).
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Distribution

41.8°N to Argentina
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Circumglobal in tropical and subtropical waters (Ref. 41299). Eastern Atlantic: Mauritania south to Angola. Also across the Atlantic between 0 and 20°N, extending to 35°N and 39°S in the western part (USA to Argentina). South China Sea, East China Sea and waters near to Taiwan Province (Ref.74511).
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Circumglobal, including Red Sea.
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Physical Description

Morphology

Dorsal soft rays (total): 17 - 20; Analsoft rays: 18 - 23
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Size

Maximum size: 219 mm SL
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Max. size

21.9 cm SL (male/unsexed; (Ref. 13608))
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Diagnostic Description

Small teeth on each side of mandibular symphysis. Small photophores in the body (Ref. 37473).
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Type Information

Type for Stomias affinis
Catalog Number: USNM 92342
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, Division of Fishes
Year Collected: 1908
Locality: Nogas Island (West), South 11 degrees East, 24 miles; Sulu Sea, Vicinity of Southern Panay, Panay, Visayas, Antique, Philippines, Philippine Archipelago, Sulu Sea, Pacific
Depth (m): 752 to 752
Vessel: Albatross
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Ecology

Habitat

nektonic
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bathypelagic; marine ; depth range 0 - 3182 m
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Environment

bathypelagic; marine; depth range 0 - 3182 m (Ref. 26165)
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Depth range based on 113 specimens in 1 taxon.
Water temperature and chemistry ranges based on 68 samples.

Environmental ranges
  Depth range (m): 29 - 3206
  Temperature range (°C): 1.823 - 24.615
  Nitrate (umol/L): 0.217 - 38.323
  Salinity (PPS): 34.373 - 36.687
  Oxygen (ml/l): 0.360 - 6.194
  Phosphate (umol/l): 0.038 - 2.792
  Silicate (umol/l): 0.879 - 141.240

Graphical representation

Depth range (m): 29 - 3206

Temperature range (°C): 1.823 - 24.615

Nitrate (umol/L): 0.217 - 38.323

Salinity (PPS): 34.373 - 36.687

Oxygen (ml/l): 0.360 - 6.194

Phosphate (umol/l): 0.038 - 2.792

Silicate (umol/l): 0.879 - 141.240
 
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Depth: 0 - 3182m.
Recorded at 3182 meters.

Habitat: bathypelagic. Mesopelagic species (Ref. 7300).
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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Statistics of barcoding coverage: Stomias affinis

Barcode of Life Data Systems (BOLDS) Stats
Public Records: 1
Specimens with Barcodes: 7
Species With Barcodes: 1
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Barcode data: Stomias affinis

The following is a representative barcode sequence, the centroid of all available sequences for this species.


No available public DNA sequences.

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Conservation

Threats

Not Evaluated
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