Himantolophus albinares

Author: Maul, 1961

Himantolophus albinares Maul, 1961

Status in World Register of Marine Species:
Accepted name: Himantolophus albinares Maul, 1961 (updated 2009-06-25)

Diagnosis (females): illicium 25-54% SL; esca with bifurcate distal appendage deeply cleft, each primary branch simply, darkly pigmented except at tip. Length of posterior appendage 8.5 -21% SL, pigmentation faint or absent; 2-9 posterolateral appendages on illicial stem, simple or branched at tip, the longest 7-23% SL; spines absent on escal bulb and appendages.

Habitat, Food, Reproduction: see suborder.

Distribution: 15 known specimens, restricted to the Atlantic Ocean, ranging from 24°S to about 37°N; within Clofnam area, two specimens from off Madeira.

Eggs, larvae and young stages. No data.
Otoliths (sagitta). No data.