Stomias affinis Günther, 1887
Günther's boafish
Stomias affinis
photo by Welter-Schultes, F.

 Family:  Stomiidae (Barbeled dragonfishes), subfamily: Stomiinae
 Max. size:  21.9 cm SL (male/unsexed)
 Environment:  bathypelagic; depth range 0 - 3182 m
 Distribution:  Circumglobal in tropical and subtropical waters (Ref. 41299). Eastern Atlantic: Mauritania south to Angola. Also across the Atlantic between 0 and 20°N, extending to 35°N and 39°S in the western part (USA to Argentina). South China Sea, East China Sea and waters near to Taiwan (Ref.74511).
 Diagnosis:  Dorsal soft rays (total): 17-20; Anal soft rays: 18-23. Small teeth on each side of mandibular symphysis. Small photophores in the body (Ref. 37473).
 Biology:  Some individuals may migrate to the surface at night (Ref. 27000). Minimum depth reported taken from Ref. 27000. Feed mainly on myctophids (Ref. 47377).
 IUCN Red List Status:   (Ref. 96402)
 Threat to humans:  harmless
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 Entered by: Sa-a, Pascualita - 14.05.94
 Modified by: Froese, Rainer - 23.01.08
 Checked by: Agustin, Liza Q. - 12.07.94

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