Gigantactis kreffti Bertelsen, Pietsch & Lavenberg, 1981
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Family:  Gigantactinidae (Whipnose anglers)
Max. size:  25.2 cm SL (female)
Environment:  bathypelagic; marine; depth range 0 - 2000 m
Distribution:  Southeast Atlantic: off Cape Town, South Africa. Northwest Pacific: Japan.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal soft rays (total): 7-7; Anal soft rays: 6-6. Metamorphosed females distinguished by the following characteristics: length of illicium less than 120% SL; distal escal prolongation with spinules at base and several unpigmented, digitiform filaments on lateral margins; absence of escal papillae; posteromedial papilla at base of escal bulb and second on illicium below bulb; absence of proximal escal filaments; dentary teeth relatively long (longest 2.6-5.2% SL), in four or five longitudinal series; rays of caudal fin less than 30% SL (Ref. 86949).
Biology:  Minimum depth from Ref. 58018.
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 11 October 2018 Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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