One of three stomiid genera with photophores that produce red light. Species have evolved extremely specialized visual pigments capable of seeing this red light.
Author: Dianne J. Bray
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Dianne J. Bray, Aristostomias in Fishes of Australia, accessed 20 Jul 2019, http://fishesofaustralia.net.au/home/genus/123
Kenaley, C.P., DeVaney, S.C. & Fjeran, T.T. 2014. The complex evolutionary history of seeing red: molecular phylogeny and the evolution of an adaptive visual system in deep-sea dragonfishes (Stomiiformes: Stomiidae).Evolution 68: 996–1013. doi: 10.1111/evo.12322