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Gigantactis meadi  Bertelsen, Pietsch & Lavenberg, 1981

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > 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).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; bathypelagic; depth range 1850 - 2000 m (Ref. 86949).   Deep-water

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Southeast Pacific: Chile (Ref. 9068).

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 28.8 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 58502)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal soft rays (total): 6; Anal soft rays: 6. Metamorphosed females distinguished by the following characteristics: have filaments on dorsal surface of head just behind base of the illicium; length of illicium less than 120% SL (72-96% SL); presence of short filaments along entire posterior margin of illicium; escal bulb with an elongate spinulose and darkly pigmented distal prolongation bearing distally flattened papillae; presence of short distal and slender proximal escal filaments; absence of posterior pair of close-set illicial appendage; relatively long dentary teeth (longest 2.9-3.8% SL) in five or six longitudinal series; short caudal fin rays (less than 30% SL) (Ref. 86949).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

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Pequeño, G., 1989. Peces de Chile. Lista sistematica revisada y comentada. Rev. Biol. Mar., Valparaiso 24(2):1-132. (Ref. 9068)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 115941)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Estimates of some properties based on models

Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969): 2 - 2.8, mean 2.4 (based on 66 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01995 (0.00906 - 0.04395), b=3.01 (2.83 - 3.19), in cm Total Length, based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  4.3   ±0.3 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  .
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low to moderate vulnerability (25 of 100) .