Photostomias lucingens Kenaley 2009


Holotype of Photostomias lucingens, USNM 219291, from off leeward Oahu, Hawaii, Oahu, Hawaii, United States, Hawaiian Islands, Pacific. Source: Sandra Raredon / Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, Division of Fishes. License: CC by Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike


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Bray, D.J. 2017, Photostomias lucingens in Fishes of Australia, accessed 12 Jul 2020, http://136.154.202.208/home/species/2705

Photostomias lucingens Kenaley 2009

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Distribution

Recorded in the Australian EEZ from the Lord Howe Rise and the Norfolk Ridge, south of Norfolk Island, in the Tasman Sea. Elsewhere the species occurs in the Western-Central Pacific.

Etymology

The specific name lucingens is from the Latin lucis for 'light' and ingens meaning ‘of remarkable size’, in reference to the extreme size of the postorbital photophore in males.

Author

Bray, D.J. 2017

Photostomias lucingens Kenaley 2009

References


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

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CAAB Code:37112006

Biology:Bioluminescent

Depth:100-2000 m

Habitat:Mesopelagic, bathypelagic

Max weight:11 cm SL

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