Gigantactis gibbsi Bertelsen, Pietsch & Lavenberg, 1981
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 Family:  Gigantactinidae (Whipnose anglers)
 Max. size:  5 cm (female)
 Environment:  bathypelagic; depth range 465 - 1640 m
 Distribution:  Atlantic Ocean: a single record is known from the Gulf of Guinea and another record is known from the northwest Atlantic.
 Diagnosis:  Dorsal soft rays (total): 6-6; Anal soft rays: 6-6. Metamorphosed females distinguished by the following characteristics: length of illicium less than 120% SL (104-118% SL); escal bulb with short conical, spinulose, darkly pigmented distal prolongation slightly constricted at base; escal bulb with distally flattened papillae and short distal and slender proximal filaments; illicium without posterior pair of papillae; dentary teeth in posterior part of jaw in three longitudinal series; length of rays of caudal fin less than 50% SL (Ref. 86949).
 Biology:  Mesopelagic species (Ref. 10761).
 IUCN Red List Status:   (Ref. 96402)
 Threat to humans:  harmless
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 Entered by: Sa-a, Pascualita - 08.03.96
 Modified by: Valdestamon, Roxanne Rei - 21.05.13

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