Himantolophus mauli

Author: Bertelsen and Krefft, 1988

Himantolophus mauli Bertelsen and Krefft, 1988

Status in World Register of Marine Species:
Accepted name: Himantolophus mauli Bertelsen and Krefft, 1988 (updated 2009-06-25)

Diagnosis (females): Illicium 56-87% SLi distal escal appendage bifurcating some distance from base, each primary branch simple, length 35-83% SL; posterior escal appendage present, unpigmented, length 3.5-13% SL; 0-5 posterolateral appendages on illicial stem, the longest 0-6.3% SL; spines absent on escal bulb and appendages.

Habitat, Food, Reproduction: see suborder.

Distribution: seven females, known only from the North Atlantic between 25 and 50°N; two records in the Clofnam area, the holotype off Madeira and another from approximately 49°N, 26°W.