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Gigantactis gibbsi  Bertelsen, Pietsch & Lavenberg, 1981

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Actinopterigi (pesci con pinne raggiate) > Lophiiformes (Anglerfishes) > Gigantactinidae (Whipnose anglers)
Etymology: Gigantactis: 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).

Ambiente / Clima / Range Ecologia

; marino batipelagico; distribuzione batimetrica 465 - 1640 m (Ref. 86949).   Deep-water, preferred ?

Distribuzione Stati | Aree FAO | Ecosystems | Presenze | Point map | Introduzioni | Faunafri

Atlantic Ocean: a single record is known from the Gulf of Guinea and another record is known from the northwest Atlantic.

Size / Peso / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 5.0 cm (female)

Short description Morfologia | Morfometria

Raggi dorsali molli (totale): 6; Raggi anali molli: 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).

Biologia     Glossario (es. epibenthic)

Mesopelagic species (Ref. 10761).

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturità | Riproduzione | Deposizione | Uova | Fecundity | Larve

Main reference Upload your references | Bibliografia | Coordinatore | Collaboratori

Bertelsen, E., 1990. Gigantactinidae. p. 513-515. In J. C. Quero, J. C. Hureau, C. Karrer, A. Post and L. Saldanha (eds.) Check-list of the fishes of the eastern tropical Atlantic (CLOFETA). JNICT, Lisbon; SEI, Paris; and UNESCO, Paris. Vol. 1. (Ref. 10761)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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