Himantolophus groenlandicus

Author: Reinhardt, 1837

Himantolophus groenlandicus Reinhardt, 1837

Status in World Register of Marine Species:
Accepted name: Himantolophus groenlandicus Reinhardt, 1837 (updated 2009-06-25)

Diagnosis (females): illicium 28-54% SL; esca with a pair of truncated distal appendages shorter than diameter of bulb and surrounded 8 by 4 swellings, several tentacular branched or unbranched appendages on bulb, 1 or 2 unpaired on the distal anterior side, 1 bifurcated behind escal pore and 2 or more lateral pairs on base of bulb and distal part of illicial stem. .

Habitat, Food, Reproduction: see suborder.

Distribution: 32 known females recorded from off West Greenland to South Africa.

Eggs, larvae and young stages. Bertelsen, 1951: 61-63, fig. 23 | Maul, 1961: 110-111, fig. 10.
Otoliths (sagitta). No data.