Gigantactis ios Bertelsen, Pietsch & Lavenberg, 1981
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 Family:  Gigantactinidae (Whipnose anglers)
 Max. size:  5.7 cm SL (female)
 Environment:  bathypelagic; depth range 1005 - 1360 m
 Distribution:  Eastern Atlantic.
 Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 0-0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 5-5; Anal spines: 0-0; Anal soft rays: 5-5. Esca with a dense cluster of 14-16 short, lanceolate appendages, each with numerous tiny spherical inclusions, emerging from a distal patch of pigment (Ref. 41361); length of illicium 247-256% SL; escal bulb without distal prolongation; escal papillae absent; proximal escal papillae absent; short dentary teeth (longest 1.1-1.4% SL), arranged posteriorly in two longitudinal series; length of caudal fin rays less than 37% SL; weakly developed skin coverage of proximal part of caudal fin; caudal fin rays free nearly to base (Ref. 86949).
 Biology:  Known from 3 specimens, the biggest of which is an adolescent female measuring 5.7 cm SL (Ref. 41361).
 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 - 22.05.13

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