Himantolophus macroceratoides Bertelsen & Krefft, 1988

Family:  Himantolophidae (Footballfishes)
Max. size: 
Environment:  bathypelagic; marine; depth range 800 - 900 m
Distribution:  Eastern Central Atlantic: 4°36'N, 19°40'W (type locality).
Diagnosis:  Dorsal soft rays (total): 5-5; Anal soft rays: 4-4. Distinguishing characteristics of metamorphosed female: length of illicium 33-38% SL; each primary branch of distal escal appendage with posterior side branch emerging 42-49% SL from base; total length of distal escal appendage 92-100% SL, length of side branches 9-10% SL; all side branches fusiform; absence of small dermal spinules on distal appendage or restricted to base (Ref. 86949).
Biology:  Collected in bottom trawls (Ref. 86949).
IUCN Red List Status: Data deficient (DD); Date assessed: 10 July 2014 Ref. (130435)
Threat to humans:  harmless

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