Gigantactis watermani Bertelsen, Pietsch & Lavenberg, 1981
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 Family:  Gigantactinidae (Whipnose anglers)
 Max. size:  9.9 cm (female)
 Environment:  bathypelagic; depth range 0 - 2100 m
 Distribution:  Eastern Atlantic and Western Pacific.
 Diagnosis:  Dorsal soft rays (total): 5-6; Anal soft rays: 5-5. Metamorphosed females distinguished by the following characteristics: length of illicium 203-231% SL; five pairs of large distal escal filaments; 12-26 proximal filaments centered on anterior margin of escal bulb; absence of escal papillae; short dentary teeth (longest 2.5-2.6% SL), arranged posteriorly in four longitudinal series (Ref. 86949).
 Biology: 
 IUCN Red List Status: Data deficient  (Ref. 96402)
 Threat to humans:  harmless
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 Entered by: Sa-a, Pascualita - 08.03.96
 Modified by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 14.07.08

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