Grammatostomias dentatus Goode & Bean, 1896
photo by Reiner, F.

 Family:  Stomiidae (Barbeled dragonfishes), subfamily: Melanostomiinae
 Max. size:  15.9 cm SL (male/unsexed)
 Environment:  bathypelagic; depth range - 3786 m
 Distribution:  Atlantic Ocean: west of the Cape Verde in the tropical eastern Atlantic; between 20°N 38°N in the north Atlantic; and between 20°S and 30°S in the Southwest Atlantic. One specimen was recorded from the eastern equatorial Indian Ocean.
 Diagnosis:  Dorsal soft rays (total): 20-21; Anal soft rays: 23-24. Presence of line in luminous tissues (Ref. 37473).
 Biology:  Mesopelagic (Ref. 27000).
 IUCN Red List Status:   (Ref. 96402)
 Threat to humans:  harmless
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 Entered by: Sa-a, Pascualita - 14.02.96
 Modified by: Kesner-Reyes, Kathleen - 22.10.08

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