First record of deep-water barbeled dragonfish from Indian waters

Phylum: Arthropoda

Class: Teleostei Müller, 1845

Order: Stomiiformes Rosen, 1973

Family: Stomiidae Bleeker, 1859

Grammatostomias dentatus Goode & Bean, 1895

Collection: SE Arabian Sea, southwest of Trivandrum, Kerala, 8.23°N, 76.67°E, 1154 m, 10.12.2013 (FORVSS 321, St. 16), HSDT(CV).

Voucher No.: CMLRE IO/SS/FIS/00732

Description: Luminous tissue on both sides of body forming a distinct line from the operculum to beyond the pelvic-fin base; 5 pectoral-fin rays; PV 15–16

Biological association: None.

Remarks: First distributional record from Indian waters.

Distribution: Circumglobal. Depth range: 45–3786 m.

Distribution map:

Identified by: Rajeev R.

Publication: Rajeev R., Rajeeshkumar M.P., Cubelio S.S., Saravanane N. (2023) An updated checklist of Stomiiformes from Indian waters with nine new records. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom, 102: e95.

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