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New Species of Deep-Sea Anglerfish of the Genus Gigantactis (Lophiiformes: Gigantactinidae) from the Western North Atlantic Ocean

E. Bertelsen and Theodore W. Pietsch
Copeia
Vol. 2002, No. 4 (Dec. 31, 2002), pp. 958-961
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/1448514
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New Species of Deep-Sea Anglerfish of the Genus Gigantactis (Lophiiformes: Gigantactinidae) from the Western North Atlantic Ocean
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Abstract

A new species of the ceratioid anglerfish genus Gigantactis is described from a single specimen collected in the western North Atlantic. Clearly a member of the Gigantactis macronema-group, it is unique among members of this group and among all other described species of the genus in having a combination of features that includes a long illicium, unique escal morphology, and exceptionally long caudal-fin rays. A revised key to the species of the G. macronema-group is provided.

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