Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Stomiiformes
(Lightfishes and dragonfishes) > Stomiidae
(Barbeled dragonfishes) > Stomiinae
Etymology: Stomias: Greek, stoma = mouth; hard briddle (Ref. 45335); atriventer: atriventer meaning black belly (Ref. 4525). More on author: Garman.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; bathypelagic; depth range 100 - 1500 m (Ref. 35900). Deep-water; 35°N - 42°S
Eastern Pacific: California, USA to Mexico (Ref. 2850) and Chile (Ref. 27363).
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 25.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 2850)
Morphology | Morphometrics
Usually found at less than 305 m depth (Ref. 2850). Feed mainly on crustaceans and lanternfishes (Ref. 4525). Oviparous, with planktonic eggs and larvae (Ref. 35900).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Eschmeyer, W.N., E.S. Herald and H. Hammann, 1983. A field guide to Pacific coast fishes of North America. Boston (MA, USA): Houghton Mifflin Company. xii+336 p. (Ref. 2850)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744)
CITES (Ref. 115941)
Threat to humans
Estimates of some properties based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969
): 5.7 - 11.1, mean 7.9 (based on 59 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5010 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00110 (0.00055 - 0.00219), b=3.22 (3.03 - 3.41), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this species & (Sub)family-body (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 4.0 ±0.65 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Assuming tmax>3).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low to moderate vulnerability (25 of 100) .