Eustomias longibarba

Author: Parr, 1927

Eustomias longibarba Parr, 1927

Status in World Register of Marine Species:
Accepted name: Eustomias longibarba Parr, 1927 (updated 2009-06-25)

Diagnosis: barbel about 1/2-3/4 of SL, its stem slender, unpigmented, without branches; a single terminal bulb, about 3-4 times as long as wide, with a finger-like projection at its tip. No belly groove. Pectoral finrays 3; pelvic finrays 7. Photophores of lateral row evenly spaced, not in pairs, 32-35 in ventral row between pectoral and pelvic fin insertions (PV). Colour: head and body black; no round, white spots on sides. Size: to almost 19 cm.

Habitat, etc.: see family.

Distribution: Madeira and northward to about 35° N. Elsewhere, across the North Atlantic between about 30° and 35° N; Gulf of Mexico, Caribbean Sea, Bahamas and western Atlantic to about 9° S.

Eggs, larvae and young stages. No data.
Otoliths (sagitta). No data.