Gigantic Whipnose, Gigantactis gargantua Bertelsen, Pietsch & Lavenberg 1981


Other Names: Gigantic Whipnose

Gigantactis gargantua, from Taiwan - ASIZP 59883. Source: Ho, Hsuan-Ching / Taiwan National Museum of Marine Biology & Aquarium. License: All rights reserved


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Bray, D.J. 2017, Gigantactis gargantua in Fishes of Australia, accessed 26 Jan 2020, http://136.154.202.208/home/species/1944

Gigantic Whipnose, Gigantactis gargantua Bertelsen, Pietsch & Lavenberg 1981

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Distribution

Off Robe, South Australia. Elsewhere the species occurs in the tropical and temperate, Indo-west-central Pacific.

Species Citation

Gigantactis gargantua Bertelsen, Pietsch, & Lavenberg 1981, Contrib. Sci. 332: 46, figs. 1D, 4H, 45-46. Type locality: Northwestern Pacific, San Clamente basin, 0-1250 m. [32°16'N, 117°43'W]. 

Author

Bray, D.J. 2017

Resources

Australian Faunal Directory

Gigantic Whipnose, Gigantactis gargantua Bertelsen, Pietsch & Lavenberg 1981

References


Bertelsen, E., Pietsch, T.W. & Lavenberg, R.J. 1981. Ceratioid anglerfishes of the family Gigantactinidae: morphology, systematics and distribution. Los Angeles County Museum of Natural History Contributions in Science 332: 1-74 figs 1-69.

Pietsch, T.W. 2008. Gigantactinidae. pp. 388-389 in Gomon, M.F., Bray, D.J. & Kuiter, R.H. (eds). Fishes of Australia's Southern Coast. Sydney : Reed New Holland 928 pp. 

Pietsch, T.W. 2009. Oceanic Anglerfishes. Extraordinary Diversity in the Deep Sea. Berkeley and Los Angeles : University of California Press pp. i-xii + 1-557.

Quick Facts


CAAB Code:37217003

Biology:Bioluminescent (females)

Biology:Males free-living

Depth:500-1300 m

Habitat:Bathypelagic, mesopelagic

Max Size:41 cm TL (female)

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