Eustomias schmidti

Author: Regan and Trewavas, 1930

Eustomias schmidti Regan and Trewavas, 1930

Status in World Register of Marine Species:
Accepted name: Eustomias schmidti Regan and Trewavas, 1930 (updated 2009-06-25)

Diagnosis: barbel 6 20 times in SL, its stem pigented, with three branches of variable complexity arising well before terminal bulb, the middle branch swollen; terminal bulb strongly constricted distally, resulting in a long proximal part and short distal part; one or more complex filaments arising from region of constriction of bulb. A belly groove about as long as barbel. Pectoral finrays 2, closely bound together in black membrane; pelvic finrays 7. Photophores of lateral row evenly spaced, not in pairs, 27-30 in ventral row between pectoral and pelvic fin insertions (PV). Colour: head and body black; no round, white spots on sides. Size: to about 21 cm.

Habitat, etc.: see family.

Distribution: southern extreme of area. Elsewhere, Gulf of Mexico, Caribbean Sea, and much of the Atlantic between 35° N (to almost 40° N in the west) and 35° S, but not recorded in the central part from 30° to 10° N; also, Indian and Pacific Oceans.