Boa Scaly Dragonfish, Stomias boa (Risso 1810)


Other Names: Boa Dragonfish, Scaly Dragonfish

A Boa Scaly Dragonfish, Stomias boa, photographed by an ROV in the midwaters of the Nantucket Canyon, NW Atlantic, October 2014. Source: NOAA Okeanos Explorer Program, Our Deepwater Backyard: Exploring Atlantic Canyons and Seamounts Oct 2014. License: Public Domain

Summary:
A Boa Scaly Dragonfish filmed by an ROV in the midwaters of the Nantucket Canyon, NW Atlantic, during the NOAA Okeanos Explorer Program, Our Deepwater Backyard: Exploring Atlantic Canyons and Seamounts Octeber 2014.

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Bray, D.J. 2017, Stomias boa in Fishes of Australia, accessed 10 Jul 2020, http://136.154.202.208/home/species/4437

Boa Scaly Dragonfish, Stomias boa (Risso 1810)

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Distribution

Off central New South Wales, to off Bunbury, Western Australia. Elsewhere the species is circumglobal in subtropical and temperate waters of the southern hemisphere, and also occurs in the North Atlantic and Mediterranean Sea.

Feeding

Feeds mostly on mesopelagic fishes and some crustaceans. 

Species Citation

Esox boa Risso 1810, Ichthyologie de Nice: 330. Type locality: Nice, France.

Author

Bray, D.J. 2017

Resources

Australian Faunal Directory

Boa Scaly Dragonfish, Stomias boa (Risso 1810)

References


Gibbs, R.H. 1969. Taxonomy, sexual dimorphism, vertical distribution and evolutionary zoogeography of the bathypelagic fish genus Stomias (Stomiidae). Smithsonian Contributions to Zoology 31: 1-25 figs 1-6 

Gon, O. 1990. Stomiidae. Scaly dragonfishes, pp. 127-133. In: Gon, O. & Heemstra, P.C. (eds) Fishes of the Southern Ocean,. J.L.B. Smith Institute of Ichthyology, Grahamstown, South Africa.

Harold, A. 2015. Stomias boa. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2015: e.T198563A21909545. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2015-4.RLTS.T198563A21909545.en. Downloaded on 03 February 2017.

Kenaley, C.P., Harold, A.S. & Gomon, M.F. 2008. Family Stomiidae. pp. 240-254 in Gomon, M.F., Bray, D.J. & Kuiter, R.H. (eds) Fishes of Australia's Southern Coast. Sydney : Reed New Holland 928 pp.

Kenaley, C.P. & Stewart, A.L. 2015. Family Stomiidae, 69 Subfamily Stomiinae (pp. 487-491). In: Roberts, C.D., Stewart, A.L. & Struthers, C.D. 2015. The Fishes of New Zealand. Wellington : Te Papa Press Vol. 2 pp. 1-576.

Risso, A. 1810. Ichthyologie de Nice, ou histoire naturelle des poissons du d├ępartement des Alpes Maritimes. Paris : F. Schaell 388 pp. 11 pls. 

Robertson, E.M. & Gomon, M.F. 1994. Families Stomiidae, Chauliodontidae, Astronesthidae, Melanostomiidae, Malacosteidae, Idiacanthidae. pp. 251-263 figs 225-235 in Gomon, M.F., Glover, C.J.M. & Kuiter, R.H. (eds) The Fishes of Australia's South Coast. Adelaide : State Printer 992 pp. 810 figs.

Quick Facts


CAAB Code:37112002

Biology:Bioluminescent

Conservation:IUCN Least Concern

Depth:200-1500 m

Habitat:Mesopelagic, bathypelagic

Max Size:32 cm SL

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