Photostomias lucingens  Kenaley, 2009

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Stomiiformes (Lightfishes and dragonfishes) > Stomiidae (Barbeled dragonfishes) > Malacosteinae
Etymology: Photostomias: Greek, photos = light + greek, stoma = mouth (Ref. 45335);  lucingens: Name from Latin 'lucis' for light and 'ingens' meaning ‘of remarkable size’, referring to the extreme size of the light-producing postorbital photophore in males.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; bathypelagic.   Subtropical

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Pacific: Lord Howe Rise to the East Pacific Rise in the South Pacific; the Philippines to the Hawaiian Arch.. Eastern South Atlantic (from 5°S to 23°S).

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 10.9 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 80463)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal soft rays (total): 22-25; Anal soft rays: 26 - 30. This species differs from its congeners in having the following set of characters: male postorbital photophore (PO) large, 26.8-39.9% upper jaw length (UJL), in specimens greater than 60 mm (vs. small to moderate, 7.8-28.1% UJL, in all its congeners except P. atrox); female PO moderate, 10.3-15.0% UJL, in specimens greater than 60 mm (vs. small, 6.1-11.1% UJL, in P. tantillux and P. goodyeari); male AO small, 2.4-4.7% UJL, in specimens greater than 60 mm (vs. large, 4.9-9.6% UJL, in P. tantillux and P. atrox); three tooth patches positioned at posterior end of the first, second, and third basibranchials (vs. two basibranchial tooth patches in P. guernei); total dorsal- and anal-fin rays 49-55, rarely 47, 48, or 56 (vs. 57-63, rarely 56, in P. goodyeari); females maturing at a small size, approximately 60 mm (vs. greater than 100 mm in P. atrox and P. liemi) (Ref. 80463).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

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Kenaley, C.P., 2009. Revision of Indo-Pacific species of the loosejaw dragonfish genus Photostomias (Teleostei: Stomiidae: Malacosteinae). Copeia 2009(1):175-189. (Ref. 80463)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5156   [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):  3.8   ±0.6 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (18 of 100) .