Borostomias antarcticus   (Lonnberg,  1905) (Fish)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Actinopterygii

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Color: Body black.

Lack of high arch in photophores behind anal base and presence of double postorbital organ.

Synonym (s)
Astronesthes antarcticus Lonnberg, 1905
Borostomias macrophthalmoides Koefoed, 1956
Borostomias macrophthalmus Regan & Trewavas, 1929
Borostomias roulei Regan & Trewavas, 1929
Diplolychnus bifilis Regan & Trewavas, 1929

Common Name (s)
• Straightline Dragonfish (English)
• Snaggletooth
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Demersal
Prey:  fishes and crustaceans


• Arabian Sea (Lat: 5) (Long: 69) INDIA (Record: 02/1985-06/1987)
• Arabian Sea (Lat: 17) (Long: 77) INDIA (Record: 02/1985-06/1987)

Literature Source(s)
  • Balachandran, K and Nizar, MA (1990) A check list of fishes of the Exclusive Economic Zone of India collected during the research cruises of FORV Sagar Sampada Proceedings of the first workshop on scientific results of FORV Sagar Sampada CMFRI, Cochin 305-324 Available at -
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at -
  • Froese, R and Pauly, D (2000) Fishbase 2000: Concepts, design and data sources ICLARM 344 pp Available at -

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