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 / Climate / Range
Marine; bathypelagic; depth range 100 - 1500 m (Ref. 35900). Deep-water, preferred ?; 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. Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston, U.S.A. 336 p. (Ref. 2850)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 109396)
CITES (Ref. 94142)
Threat to humans
Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5010 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00126 (0.00063 - 0.00250), b=3.20 (3.00 - 3.40), 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) .