Leptostomias longibarba

Author: Regan and Trewavas, 1930

Leptostomias longibarba Regan and Trewavas, 1930

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

Diagnosis: barbel without filaments at base of stem; no filaments along stem until terminal bulb; terminal bulb varying from plump and about three times as long as wide to slender and about ten times as long as wide, without or with a variable number of short filaments. Photophores in ventral row between pectoral and pelvic fin insertions (PV) 45 or more; in lateral row to before pelvic insertion, OV) 43 or more. Colour: head and body black. Size: to 32.5 cm.

Habitat, etc.: see family.

Distribution: specimens attributed to this species taken between 45° and 50° N between Ireland and the Azores. Elsewhere, southward from Canaries to about 25° S and off South Africa; north-western Atlantic range not well known, but including Bermuda; reported from northwestern Pacific.

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

Note: diagnosis includes the three forms given here as questionable synonyms, but their true status is in need of study.