Overview

Comprehensive Description

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Type locality

Largest known specimen less than 30 mm.

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Biology

This taxon is a possible synonym of Astronesthes neopogon Regan & Trewavas 1929.

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Description

Serial photophores in lateral row (OA) 32–35, of which 17–20 behind pelvic-fin insertion; 55–57 photophores in ventral row to tail (IC); ventral row straight between pectoral fin bases. Barbel tip widened, flat. Dorsal-fin rays 13–16.

Color of head and body black; all known specimens small; pale patches unknown.

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Main Reference

Gibbs RH, Jr. 1984. Astronesthidae. In: Whitehead PJP, Bauchot M-L, Hureau J-C, Nielsen J, Tortonese E, editors. Fishes of the North-eastern Atlantic and the Mediterranean. Paris: UNESCO. p 325–335.

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Distribution

In the eastern Atlantic between 26–33° and 21° and 23° W; in the western Atlantic between 30–32° N, between 48° and 58° W.

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Physical Description

Morphology

Body not especieally elongate, its depth 4–8 times in SL. Enlarged teeth present in jaws as fangs; maxilla with a series of small, comb-like teeth pointing posteroventrally; gill argches bearing groups of short spines rather than rakers; postorbital light organ single. Dorsal-fin origin less than 60% SL, slignthly posterior to pelvic-fin insertion; dorsal adipose fin present.

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Size

Largest known specimen less than 30 mm.

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Ecology

Habitat

Depth range based on 2 specimens in 1 taxon.
Water temperature and chemistry ranges based on 2 samples.

Environmental ranges
  Depth range (m): 952.5 - 955
  Temperature range (°C): 6.950 - 6.950
  Nitrate (umol/L): 22.079 - 22.079
  Salinity (PPS): 35.107 - 35.107
  Oxygen (ml/l): 4.314 - 4.314
  Phosphate (umol/l): 1.404 - 1.404
  Silicate (umol/l): 14.223 - 14.223

Graphical representation

Depth range (m): 952.5 - 955
 
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Mesopelagic, probably migrating to the epipelagic at night.

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