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Gigantactis gargantua Bertelsen, Pietsch & Lavenberg, 1981
Accepted name
Check Catalog of Fishes: Genus: Gigantactis; Species: gargantua; Original reference
  Current accepted name :   
Yes
  Status details:   
senior synonym, original combination
  Status ref. :   
  Comment :   
Year from Eschmeyer, pers. comm.
  Etymology of Generic name : 
 
Greek, 'gigas' or 'gigantos' = gigantic + Greek, 'aktis' = ray (referring to the unusually long first dorsal-fin spine that functions as a lure in this genus) (Ref. 86949)
Etymology of specific name : 
 
  Status in Catalogue of Life:   
Accepted name
 
 
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