Gigantactis vanhoeffeni

Author: Brauer, 1902

Gigantactis vanhoeffeni Brauer, 1902

Status in World Register of Marine Species:
Accepted name: Gigantactis vanhoeffeni Brauer, 1902 (updated 2009-06-25)

Common synonyms: none.

Common names: none.

Diagnosis: females with illicial length 71-112% SL, esca with elongate, spinulose, distal prolongation, short filaments and distally flattened, pigmented papillae; a pair of papillae on illicium below bulb. Other characters in family and generic data.

Habitat, Food, Reproduction: see suborder.

Distribution: all oceans, a single record in Clofnam area, a large female from 62°39' N, 33°45' W.