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Gigantactis ios  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 1005 - 1360 m (Ref. 86949).   Deep-water, preferred ?

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

Eastern Atlantic.

Size / Peso / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 5.7 cm SL (female)

Short description Morfologia | Morfometria

Spine dorsali (totale): 0; Raggi dorsali molli (totale): 5; Spine anali 0; Raggi anali molli: 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).

Biologia     Glossario (es. epibenthic)

Known from 3 specimens, the biggest of which is an adolescent female measuring 5.7 cm SL (Ref. 41361).

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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