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Family: Stomiidae Barbeled dragonfishes



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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Aristostomias grimaldii Eastern Atlantic 18.2 SL 1913
Aristostomias lunifer Eastern Atlantic 17 TL 1930
Aristostomias polydactylus Eastern Atlantic 22 TL 1930
Aristostomias scintillans Shiny loosejaw Eastern Pacific 23 TL 1915
Aristostomias tittmanni Loosejaw Eastern Atlantic 21.5 SL 1923
Aristostomias xenostoma Eastern Atlantic 15 TL 1930
Astronesthes atlanticus Atlantic Ocean 16.3 SL 1996
Astronesthes bilobatus Twinlobe snaggletooth Indo-Pacific 20.8 SL 1996
Astronesthes boulengeri Boulenger's snaggletooth Circumpolar between 30° 21.2 SL 1902
Astronesthes caulophorus Eastern Atlantic between 26.2 SL 1929
Astronesthes chrysophekadion Indo-West Pacific 13.4 SL 1849
Astronesthes cyaneus Indo-West Pacific 10.8 SL 1902
Astronesthes decoratus Southeastern Atlantic. 2002
Astronesthes dupliglandis Pacific Ocean 7.2 SL 1997
Astronesthes exsul Exile snaggletooth Western Indian Ocean 2002
Astronesthes fedorovi Northwest Pacific 1994
Astronesthes formosana Northwest Pacific 9.5 SL 2006
Astronesthes galapagensis Southeast Pacific 18.3 SL 1999
Astronesthes gemmifer Atlantic Ocean 17 SL 1896
Astronesthes gibbsi Eastern Pacific 7.1 SL 1992
Astronesthes gudrunae Eastern Central Atlantic 2002
Astronesthes haplophos Eastern Central Atlantic 2002
Astronesthes ijimai Ijima's snaggletooth Indo-West Pacific 15 SL 1908
Astronesthes illuminatus Southwest Atlantic and Pa 15.5 SL 1999
Astronesthes indicus Black snaggletooth Eastern Atlantic 21 SL 1902
Astronesthes indopacificus Indo-Pacific snaggletooth Indo-Pacific 21 SL 1997
Astronesthes karsteni Eastern Central Atlantic 2002
Astronesthes kreffti Krefft's snaggletooth South Atlantic, Indian an 24.6 SL 1988
Astronesthes lamellosus Indian Ocean 9.2 SL 1970
Astronesthes lampara Eastern Pacific. 13.4 SL 1998
Astronesthes leucopogon Atlantic Ocean 12 SL 1929
Astronesthes lucibucca Southeast Pacific 10 SL 1996
Astronesthes lucifer Pacific astronesthid fish Indo-Pacific 12 SL 1905
Astronesthes luetkeni Indo-Pacific. Southeast 9.5 SL 1929
Astronesthes lupina Little wolf Southwest Pacific 1941
Astronesthes macropogon Eastern Atlantic 14 SL 1970
Astronesthes martensii Indo-West Pacific 14 TL 1871
Astronesthes micropogon Eastern Atlantic 8.2 SL 1970
Astronesthes neopogon Eastern Atlantic 19.2 SL 1929
Astronesthes niger Atlantic Ocean 16 SL 1845
Astronesthes nigroides Northwest Pacific 12.8 SL 1960
Astronesthes oligoa Eastern Central Atlantic 2002
Astronesthes psychrolutes Temperate snaggletooth Circumglobal in the south 28 TL 1965
Astronesthes quasiindicus Indo-Pacific 11.5 SL 1996
Astronesthes richardsoni Richardson's snaggletooth Eastern Atlantic 15.9 SL 1852
Astronesthes similus Western Central Atlantic 15 SL 1927
Astronesthes spatulifer South Pacific. 1988
Astronesthes splendidus Splendid snaggletooth Indo-Pacific. 12 SL 1902
Astronesthes tanibe Southeast Atlantic and So 15.1 SL 2001
Astronesthes tatyanae South Pacific. 11.2 SL 1998
Astronesthes tchuvasovi Indo-Pacific 1996
Astronesthes trifibulatus Triplethread snaggletooth Indo-Pacific 15 SL 1984
Astronesthes zetgibbsi South Pacific 10.3 SL 1997
Astronesthes zharovi Atlantic Ocean 11 SL 1998
Bathophilus abarbatus Barbless dragonfish Southwest and Southeast P 1968
Bathophilus altipinnis Northwest Atlantic 1933
Bathophilus ater Winged dragonfish South Atlantic 15 SL 1902
Bathophilus brevis Eastern Atlantic 5.5 SL 1930
Bathophilus digitatus Eastern Atlantic 17 TL 1923
Bathophilus filifer Sparing Southwest Pacific 1899
Bathophilus flemingi Highfin dragonfish Eastern Pacific 16 TL 1958
Bathophilus indicus Indo-Pacific 9 TL 1902
Bathophilus irregularis South Atlantic 12.5 SL 1930
Bathophilus kingi Western Central Pacific 1968
Bathophilus longipinnis Eastern Atlantic 10.9 SL 1912
Bathophilus nigerrimus Scaleless dragonfish Eastern Atlantic 12.2 SL 1882
Bathophilus pawneei Pawnee dragonfish Eastern Atlantic 12.2 SL 1927
Bathophilus proximus Northwest Atlantic 5 1930
Bathophilus schizochirus Eastern Atlantic 10.3 SL 1930
Bathophilus vaillanti Eastern Atlantic 18 SL 1911
Borostomias abyssorum Northeast Atlantic 7.5 TL 1896
Borostomias antarcticus Snaggletooth Eastern Atlantic 30 SL 1905
Borostomias elucens Eastern Atlantic 35 SL 1906
Borostomias mononema Sickle snaggletooth Eastern Atlantic 31 SL 1929
Borostomias pacificus Northwest Pacific 1941
Borostomias panamensis Panama snaggletooth Eastern Pacific 30 TL 1929
Chauliodus barbatus Southeast Pacific 19.8 SL 1899
Chauliodus danae Dana viperfish Eastern Atlantic 15 SL 1929
Chauliodus dentatus Pacific Ocean 1899
Chauliodus macouni Pacific viperfish Northwest Pacific 29.3 TL 1890
Chauliodus minimus Eastern Atlantic 14.5 SL 1974
Chauliodus pammelas Western Indian Ocean 19.5 SL 1892
Chauliodus schmidti Eastern Atlantic 23 SL 1948
Chauliodus sloani Sloane's viperfish Warm and temperate parts 35 SL 1801
Chauliodus vasnetzovi Southeast Pacific 23.5 SL 1972
Chirostomias pliopterus Eastern Atlantic 20.5 SL 1930
Echiostoma barbatum Threadfin dragonfish Eastern Atlantic 36.8 SL 1843
Eupogonesthes xenicus Exotic snaggletooth Eastern Indian Ocean. 11.4 SL 1993
Eustomias achirus Proud dragonfish Eastern Atlantic 16.7 SL 1974
Eustomias acinosus Western Atlantic 18.5 SL 1930
Eustomias aequatorialis Atlantic Ocean. 12.9 SL 1998
Eustomias albibulbus Eastern Central Pacific 14.4 SL 2001
Eustomias appositus Western Pacific. 13.6 SL 1983
Eustomias arborifer Eastern Atlantic 25.3 SL 1927
Eustomias australensis Australian dragonfish Southwest Pacific 8.7 SL 1983
Eustomias austratlanticus South Atlantic. 15.6 SL 1983
Eustomias bertelseni Eastern Indian Ocean 9.3 SL 1983
Eustomias bibulboides Eastern Central Pacific 14.5 SL 1983
Eustomias bibulbosus Western Central Atlantic. 15 SL 1927
Eustomias bifilis Twinthread dragonfish Indo-West Pacific 1960
Eustomias bigelowi Western Central Atlantic 19.8 SL 1923
Eustomias bimargaritatus Eastern Central Atlantic 20 SL 1930
Eustomias bimargaritoides Eastern Central Pacific 12.6 SL 1983
Eustomias binghami Western Central Atlantic 14.4 SL 1927
Eustomias bituberatus Western Central Atlantic 13.3 SL 1930
Eustomias bituberoides Eastern Central Pacific 14.1 SL 1983
Eustomias borealis North Atlantic 16.5 SL 2000
Eustomias braueri Eastern Atlantic 13.5 SL 1911
Eustomias brevibarbatus Western Atlantic 14.9 SL 1927
Eustomias bulbiramis Eastern Central Pacific 11.2 SL 2001
Eustomias bulbornatus Grapevine dragonfish Southeast Atlantic 16 TL 1960
Eustomias cancriensis Western Pacific 17.5 SL 1983
Eustomias cirritus Pacific Ocean 21.4 1983
Eustomias contiguus Eastern Central Atlantic 1985
Eustomias crossotus Western Pacific 15.4 SL 1983
Eustomias crucis Southeast Pacific 1973
Eustomias cryptobulbus Hiddenbulb dragonfish Indo-Pacific 16.5 SL 2001
Eustomias curtatus Eastern Central Pacific 15.3 SL 1983
Eustomias curtifilis Southwest Atlantic 16.6 SL 2000
Eustomias danae Western Central Pacific 12.2 SL 2001
Eustomias decoratus Western Central Atlantic 1971
Eustomias dendriticus Eastern Atlantic 12.9 SL 1930
Eustomias deofamiliaris Eastern Central Pacific 10.9 SL 1983
Eustomias digitatus Western Central Atlantic 1985
Eustomias dinema Eastern Central Pacific 14.8 SL 1999
Eustomias dispar Western Central Atlantic 1985
Eustomias dubius Western Atlantic 13.1 SL 1927
Eustomias elongatus Eastern Central Pacific 13.4 SL 2001
Eustomias enbarbatus Barbate dragonfish Eastern Atlantic 21.4 SL 1923
Eustomias filifer Eastern Atlantic 23.2 SL 1906
Eustomias fissibarbis Atlantic Ocean 19.3 SL 1912
Eustomias flagellifer Western Central Pacific 9 SL 2001
Eustomias furcifer Eastern Atlantic 20.7 SL 1930
Eustomias gibbsi Pacific Ocean 15.6 SL 1971
Eustomias grandibulbus Southeast Atlantic 16 TL 1983
Eustomias hulleyi Western Central Atlantic 1985
Eustomias hypopsilus Western Central Atlantic 16.4 SL 1985
Eustomias ignotus Southwest Atlantic 1985
Eustomias inconstans Eastern Central Pacific 16.4 SL 1983
Eustomias insularum North Atlantic. 1998
Eustomias intermedius Atlantic Ocean. 1998
Eustomias interruptus Northwest Pacific 12.1 SL 1999
Eustomias ioani Northwest Pacific 9.7 SL 1974
Eustomias jimcraddocki Northwest Atlantic 14.3 SL 2004
Eustomias kreffti Eastern and Western Atlan 12.5 SL 1983
Eustomias lanceolatus Atlantic Ocean 11.5 SL 1999
Eustomias leptobolus Western Central Atlantic 1930
Eustomias lipochirus Eastern Atlantic 23.8 SL 1930
Eustomias longibarba Eastern Atlantic 18.8 SL 1927
Eustomias longiramis Eastern Central Pacific 16.3 SL 2001
Eustomias macronema Bigbarb dragonfish Atlantic Ocean 17.2 SL 1930
Eustomias macrophthalmus Western Atlantic 11.1 SL 1927
Eustomias macrurus Yellowstem dragonfish Eastern Atlantic 27.6 SL 1930
Eustomias magnificus Eastern Central Pacific 19.8 SL 2001
Eustomias medusa North Pacific. 15.2 SL 1983
Eustomias melanonema Eastern Atlantic 14.8 SL 1930
Eustomias melanostigma Eastern Atlantic 13.6 SL 1930
Eustomias melanostigmoides Eastern Central Pacific 16.5 SL 1983
Eustomias mesostenus Eastern Indian Ocean. 9.5 SL 1983
Eustomias metamelas Southwest Atlantic 1985
Eustomias micraster Western Central Atlantic 22.4 SL 1927
Eustomias micropterygius Western Central Atlantic 1927
Eustomias minimus Pacific Ocean 8.6 SL 1999
Eustomias monoclonoides Eastern Central Atlantic 12.9 SL 1999
Eustomias monoclonus Indo-Pacific 15.3 SL 1930
Eustomias monodactylus North Atlantic. Better r 20.7 SL 1930
Eustomias multifilis Multi-thread dragonfish Eastern Indian Ocean 14.4 SL 1978
Eustomias obscurus Eastern Atlantic 22.5 SL 1884
Eustomias orientalis Western Pacific 16 SL 1983
Eustomias pacificus Eastern Central Pacific 15.7 SL 1983
Eustomias parini Parin's dragonfish Pacific Ocean 10.1 SL 2001
Eustomias parri Western Central Atlantic 1930
Eustomias patulus Eastern Atlantic 13.3 SL 1930
Eustomias paucifilis Western Central Atlantic 16.9 SL 1927
Eustomias paxtoni Indo-West Pacific 20.7 SL 2001
Eustomias perplexus Western Pacific 14.7 SL 1983
Eustomias pinnatus Western Pacific 11.9 SL 1999
Eustomias polyaster Northwest Atlantic 14.2 SL 1927
Eustomias posti Southwest Atlantic. 15.6 SL 1983
Eustomias precarius Western Central Atlantic 1985
Eustomias problematicus Eastern Central Pacific 13.8 SL 2001
Eustomias pyrifer Western Central Atlantic 1930
Eustomias quadrifilis Northwest Atlantic 1985
Eustomias radicifilis Western Central Atlantic 1930
Eustomias satterleei Twinray dragonfish Atlantic, Indian and Paci 17.7 SL 1933
Eustomias schiffi Western Central Atlantic 1932
Eustomias schmidti Schmidt's dragonfish Atlantic and Pacific 21.2 SL 1930
Eustomias silvescens Western Central Atlantic 11 SL 1930
Eustomias similis Pacific Ocean 11.8 SL 1978
Eustomias simplex Eastern Atlantic 22.4 SL 1930
Eustomias spherulifer Eastern Atlantic 16.5 SL 1983
Eustomias suluensis Western Central Pacific 13.8 SL 1983
Eustomias tenisoni Eastern Atlantic 18.7 SL 1930
Eustomias tetranema Eastern Atlantic 15 SL 1913
Eustomias teuthidopsis Pacific Ocean 19.1 SL 1983
Eustomias tomentosis Eastern Central Pacific 1998
Eustomias trewavasae Deepsea dragonfish Circumglobal. 26 TL 1930
Eustomias triramis Atlantic Ocean 11.2 SL 1930
Eustomias uniramis Eastern Pacific 18.9 SL 1999
Eustomias variabilis Western Atlantic 14.5 SL 1930
Eustomias vitiazi Vitiaz dragonfish Western Central Pacific 15.8 SL 1974
Eustomias vulgaris Common dragonfish Pacific Ocean 19 SL 2001
Eustomias woollardi Northeast Pacific. 12.7 SL 1998
Eustomias xenobolus Western Atlantic 17 SL 1930
Flagellostomias boureei Longbarb dragonfish Eastern Atlantic 32.2 SL 1913
Grammatostomias circularis Eastern Atlantic 13.6 SL 1959
Grammatostomias dentatus Atlantic Ocean 15.9 SL 1896
Grammatostomias flagellibarba North Atlantic 1910
Heterophotus ophistoma Wingfin snaggletooth Eastern Atlantic 35.6 SL 1929
Idiacanthus antrostomus Pacific blackdragon Eastern Pacific 38 TL 1890
Idiacanthus atlanticus Black dragonfish Subtropical to temperate 53 SL 1906
Idiacanthus fasciola Ribbon sawtail fish North Atlantic 48.9 SL 1877
Leptostomias analis Western Atlantic 1930
Leptostomias bermudensis Western Atlantic 26.7 SL 1932
Leptostomias bilobatus Atlantic Ocean 11 SL 1956
Leptostomias gladiator Eastern Atlantic 37.3 SL 1911
Leptostomias gracilis Eastern Atlantic 38 SL 1930
Leptostomias haplocaulus Eastern Atlantic 37.6 SL 1930
Leptostomias leptobolus Western Pacific 11.5 SL 1930
Leptostomias longibarba Eastern Atlantic 32.5 SL 1930
Leptostomias macronema Long-threaded dragon fish Eastern Central Pacific 1905
Leptostomias macropogon Southeast Atlantic 1930
Leptostomias multifilis Northwest Pacific 19 SL 1941
Leptostomias robustus Northwest Pacific 33 SL 1941
Malacosteus australis Southern stoplight loosejaw Circumglobal 19.2 SL 2007
Malacosteus niger Stoplight loosejaw Worldwide in all oceans f 25.6 TL 1848
Melanostomias bartonbeani Scaleless black dragonfish Eastern Atlantic 26.2 SL 1927
Melanostomias biseriatus Eastern Atlantic 25 SL 1930
Melanostomias globulifer Brightchin dragonfish Western Pacific. 1934
Melanostomias macrophotus Eastern Atlantic 23 SL 1930
Melanostomias margaritifer Northwest Atlantic 8 SL 1930
Melanostomias melanopogon Eastern Atlantic 15.3 SL 1930
Melanostomias melanops Atlantic Ocean 26 SL 1902
Melanostomias niger Fangtooth dragonfish Eastern Indian Ocean 26 TL 1924
Melanostomias nigroaxialis Western Central Pacific 1978
Melanostomias paucilaternatus Spothead dragonfish South Atlantic 20.1 SL 1978
Melanostomias pauciradius Three-ray dragonfish Western Pacific. 1938
Melanostomias pollicifer Indo-West Pacific 1978
Melanostomias stewarti Western Central Pacific 1934
Melanostomias tentaculatus Tentacle dragonfish Eastern Atlantic 24 SL 1930
Melanostomias valdiviae Valdivia black dragon fish Eastern Atlantic 24.1 TL 1902
Melanostomias vierecki Western Central Pacific 1934
Neonesthes capensis Cape snaggletooth Eastern Atlantic 17 SL 1924
Neonesthes microcephalus Smallhead snaggletooth Eastern Atlantic 17.2 SL 1930
Odontostomias masticopogon Eastern Atlantic 20 TL 1930
Odontostomias micropogon Eastern Atlantic 29.5 SL 1930
Opostomias micripnus Obese dragonfish Circumglobal 50 TL 1878
Opostomias mitsuii Pitgum lanternfish Northeast Pacific 36 SL 1941
Pachystomias microdon Smalltooth dragonfish Eastern Atlantic 22.1 SL 1878
Photonectes achirus Northwest Atlantic 8.7 SL 1930



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