Revision of Indo-Pacific Species of the Loosejaw Dragonfish Genus Photostomias (Teleostei: Stomiidae: Malacosteinae)

  title={Revision of Indo-Pacific Species of the Loosejaw Dragonfish Genus Photostomias (Teleostei: Stomiidae: Malacosteinae)},
  author={Christopher P. Kenaley},
  pages={175 - 189}
Abstract Several studies of the ecology of mesopelagic fishes off Hawaii published in the 1970s and 1980s reported the existence of as many as two undescribed species in the Pacific Ocean. Diagnosed primarily on the basis of postorbital and accessory orbital photophore size and size at maturity, three new species are described: P. liemi, new species, and P. tantillux, new species, both endemic to tropical and subtropical Indo-Pacific water masses, and P. lucingens, new species, a species… 
Comparative innervation of cephalic photophores of the loosejaw dragonfishes (Teleostei: Stomiiformes: Stomiidae): Evidence for parallel evolution of long‐wave bioluminescence
The totality of evidence suggests that the only known far‐red bioluminescent system in vertebrates has evolved as many as three times in a closely related group of deep‐sea fishes.
Reproductive Ecology of Dragonfishes (Stomiiformes: Stomiidae) in the Gulf of Mexico
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Taxonomy of Mesopelagic Fishes Collected around the Ogasawara Islands by the T/S Oshoro-Maru
A taxonomic examination of 3,108 specimens of mesopelagic fishes, collected around the Ogasawara Islands in December 2010 by a beam trawl net operated from the T/S Oshoro-maru, Hokkaido University,
Exploring feeding behaviour in deep-sea dragonfishes (Teleostei: Stomiidae): jaw biomechanics and functional significance of a loosejaw
Investigation of the kinematic properties and performance of lower-jaw adduction in stomiid fishes and the results reveal that the loosejaw condition is an adaptation that expands the morphological boundaries imposed by the dynamic limitations of a long jaw.
Fishes of the Greater Mekong Ecosystem with Species List and Photographic Atlas
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The Evolution of Fangs Across Ray-Finned Fishes (Actinopterygii)
It is identified that fangs have independently evolved three times across the lizardfishes, and a robust hypothesis of relationships among families of ray-finned fishes is included, indicating that there have been at least 38 independent evolutions of fangs across ray- Finned fishes.
Trimethylamine oxide accumulation as a function of depth in Hawaiian mid-water fishes
Abstract Trimethylamine oxide (TMAO) is a common osmolyte and counteracting solute. It is believed to combat the denaturation induced by hydrostatic pressure as some deep-sea animals contain higher
Bioluminescence in the sea.
A review of recent advances in understanding of the molecular basis of bioluminescence, its physiological control, and its significance in marine communities explores recent advances, including the chemical and molecular, phylogenetic and functional, community and oceanographic aspects.
Bioluminescent Organisms
A general review of Bioluminescence is provided. It touches the reason for evolution of Bioluminescence and its different types; which is exhibited by various living beings. Bioluminescence is an
A study of the regulatory and environmental factors affecting trimethylamine oxide accumulation in marine organisms
Trimethylamine oxide (TMAO) was first described in marine organisms as an osmolyte, involved in the balance of water and solutes. After its discovery, it was found to be part of a subset of osmotic


Revision of the Stoplight Loosejaw Genus Malacosteus (Teleostei: Stomiidae: Malacosteinae), with Description of a New Species from the Temperate Southern Hemisphere and Indian Ocean
A new species of deep-sea stomiid fish genus Malacosteus, known from 182 specimens captured in temperate and sub-Antarctic waters of the southern hemisphere, the tropical Indian Ocean, and Waters of the Indo-Australian Archipelago, is diagnosed primarily on the basis of postorbital photophore size and serial photophores counts.
Pelagic Fishes of the Genus Eustomias, Subgenus Dinematochirus (Stomiidae), in the Indo-Pacific with the Description of Twelve New Species
Abstract Twelve new species of Eustomias (Dinematochirus) are described from the Indo-Pacific, and new specimens of Eustomias similis, a species previously known from only the holotype, are reported.
Pelagic Fishes of the Genus Eustomias (Melanostomiidae) Presently Associated with Eustomias achirus Parin and Pokhilskaya with the Description of Five New Species
Examination of over 70 previously unreported specimens without pectoral-fin rays and with structurally similar barbels revealed many different forms occurring in all three major oceans, five of which are described as new species and distinguished from other members of Dinematochirus by a unique combination of barbel characters.
Review of Nine Species of North Atlantic Eustomias, Subgenus Dinematochirus (Pisces: Stomiidae), with the Description of Two New Species
Two new species of Eustomias with two pectoral fin rays and short, branched barbels are described: E. borealis from the North Atlantic and E. curtifilis from the South Atlantic.
A revision of Atlantic species of Photostomias (Teleostei: Stomiidae: Malacosteinae), with a description of a new species
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Taxonomy and distribution of the stomioid fish genus Eustomias (Melanostomiidae), I: subgenus Nominostomias
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Pelagic Fishes of the Genus Eustomias (Melanostomiidae) Similar to Eustomias dendriticus Regan and Trewavas with the Description of Seven New Species
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Forty-seven species of eight families of stomiatoid fishes were collected in the upper 1,000 m near Hawaii. Most species appear to undertake diurnal vertical migrations; only two definitely did not.
Phylogenetic interrelationships of the stomiid fishes (Teleostei: Stomiiformes).
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