Leptostomias gladiator

Author: (Zugmayer, I 9 I I )

Leptostomias gladiator (Zugmayer, I 9 I I )

Status in World Register of Marine Species:
Accepted name: Leptostomias gladiator (Zugmayer, 1911) (updated 2009-06-25)

Diagnosis: barbel with one or two filaments at base of stem; other filaments usually present on stem and at base of terminal bulb; short tubercles or bulbed filaments usually present at tip of bulb. Photophores in ventral row between pectoral and pelvic fin insertions (PV) about 39-44; in lateral row to before pelvic insertion (OV) 39-42. Colour: head and
body black. Size: tomore than 37 cm.

Habitat, etc.: see family.

Distribution: northward to about 50° N. Elsewhere, southward to about 7° N; also across the North Atlantic between about 25° and 40° N; Gulf of Mexico; and the South Atlantic from about 10° to 40° S; Indian and Pacific Oceans.

Eggs, larvae and young stages. Beebe and Crane, 1939: 127-129, fig. 21 | Morrow, 1964: 443.
Otoliths (sagitta). No data.