Flagellostomias boureei

Author: Zugmayer, 1913

Flagellostomias boureei Zugmayer, 1913

Status in World Register of Marine Species:
Accepted name: Flagellostomias boureei (Zugmayer, 1913) (updated 2009-06-25)

Diagnosis: body long, slender, its depth more than 10 times in SL. Head with short, blunt snout; lower jaw not longer than upper jaw, not curved strongly upward; barbel 1/2-3/4 of SL, its terminal end with a bulb and variable numbers of filaments. Pectoral fin with I long free finray and 8-11 shorter rays, the long ray with a bulb and filament at its tip; pelvic fins low on body, their insertions close together near mid-ventral line; base of anal fin almost twice as long as that of dorsal, its origin well in advance of dorsal fin origin; no dorsal adipose fin. Photophores in ventral row between pectoral and pelvic fin insertions (PV) 31-34; no pale loop or line on flanks; post-orbital luminous organ small, roundish, about 1/4 eye diameter or less; no pre-orbital or sub-orbital organ; no large patches of luminous material on head behind eye. Colour: head and body black. Size: to more than 32 cm.

Habitat, etc.: see family.

Distribution: northward to 58° N, but not known in the Norwegian Sea or the North Sea. Elsewhere, eastern Atlantic to 40° S; western Atlantic north of 15° N and south of 28° S; also, Indian and Pacific Oceans.

Eggs, larvae and young stages. Roule and Angel, 1930: 17-18, pl. 1 (fig. 10) | Beebe and Crane, 1939: 179-185, fig. 47 | Morrow, 1964: 432-433.
Otoliths (sagitta). No data.