Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Stomiiformes
(Lightfishes and dragonfishes) > Stomiidae
(Barbeled dragonfishes) > Melanostomiinae
Etymology: Eustomias: Greek, eu = good + Greek, stoma = mouth (Ref. 45335); magnificus: Named in reference to its large and ornate terminal bulb and numerous branches (Ref. 45801).
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; bathypelagic; depth range 0 - 775 m (Ref. 45801). Deep-water
Eastern Central Pacific: known only from near Hawaii.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 19.8 cm SL (female)
Morphology | Morphometrics
Barbel with a single-based branch arising from stem; 4-6 lateral branches arising from medial branch, proximal pair from just distal to origin of medial branch; all branches with rounded, club-shaped tips; stem pigmented up to terminal bulb; bulb elongate, occupying most of distal barbel with slight constriction and internal pigment distally; a medial row of 8-10 prominent terminal filaments around distal tip and 1-3 pairs of small, lateral terminal filaments near ventral side of constriction in bulb (Ref. 45801).
Epi- and mesopelagic (Ref. 58302).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Clarke, T.A., 2001. Pelagic fishes of the genus Eustomias, subgenus Dinematochirus (Stomiidae), in the Indo-Pacific with the description of twelve new speices. Copeia 2001(3):683-699. (Ref. 45801)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 119314)
CITES (Ref. 115941)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969
): 5.8 - 15.2, mean 8.9 (based on 6 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00389 (0.00180 - 0.00842), b=3.12 (2.94 - 3.30), in cm Total Length, based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 4.5 ±0.80 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low to moderate vulnerability (30 of 100) .