Macrostomias longibarbatus

Author: Brauer, 1902

Macrostomias longibarbatus Brauer, 1902

Status in World Register of Marine Species:
Accepted name: Stomias longibarbatus (Brauer, 1902) (updated 2009-06-25)

Diagnosis: body very long and slender, its length 20-35 times its depth; barbel much longer than head, up to 3Ê1/4 SL, the distal bulb with several, complex filaments arising from its sides and end. More than 170 photo-phores in ventral series (IC) from anterior end of isthmus to fleshy part of tail. Colour: iridescent silver. Size: to more than 400 mm SL.

Habitat: deep oceanic waters to more than 1,000 m depth; not common, habits unknown. Reproduction: oviparous.

Distribution: Madeira and Atlantic coasts of Morocco and Portugal to about 35° N. Elsewhere, across the North Atlantic between about 25° and 40° N eastern Atlantic to about 7° S, South Atlantic south of about 20° S; Indian and Pacific Oceans.

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