Himantolophus pseudalbinares Bertelsen & Krefft, 1988
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Family:  Himantolophidae (Footballfishes)
Max. size:  14.8 cm SL (female)
Environment:  bathypelagic; depth range - 1300 m
Distribution:  Southeast Atlantic: known from a single specimen caught southwest of Port Elizabeth, South Africa.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal soft rays (total): 5-5; Anal soft rays: 4-4. Distinguishing characteristics of metamorphosed female: length of illicium 52-66.7% SL; proximal part of distal escal appendage undivided 6.7-10%SL, each tip of primary branch bifurcated; primary branch darkly pigmented except on tip, 27% SL in total length; posterior escal appendage 13% SL, pigmented proximal part, distal part of each primary branch bifurcated; posterolateral appendages on stem of illicium 5, longest distal-most pair 10% SL; escal bulb and appendages lacking dermal spinules (Ref. 86949).
Biology:  Specimens caught in bottom trawls (Ref. 86949).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 24.02.02
Modified by: Valdestamon, Roxanne Rei - 14.05.13

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