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Family: Gigantactinidae Whipnose anglers



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Max. Length 2.9 cm SL

 
Gigantactis balushkini
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Atlantic Ocean and Pacifi
Max. Length 38.4 cm SL
Gigantactis elsmani Bertelsen, Pietsch & Lavenberg, 1981

Photo by Photo by Ho, H.-C.
 
Gigantactis elsmani
[]



Indo Pacific Ocean.
Max. Length 41 cm TL
Gigantactis gargantua Bertelsen, Pietsch & Lavenberg, 1981

Photo by Photo by Ho, H.-C.
 
Gigantactis gargantua
[]
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Max. Length 5 cm

 
Gigantactis gibbsi
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Max. Length 17.9 cm

 
Gigantactis golovani
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Atlantic Ocean
Max. Length 10.7 cm TL
Gigantactis gracilicauda Regan, 1925

Photo by Photo by Pohl, R.E.
 
Gigantactis gracilicauda
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Max. Length 26.2 cm SL

 
Gigantactis herwigi
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Max. Length 5.7 cm SL

 
Gigantactis ios
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No picture found

Max. Length 25.2 cm SL

 
Gigantactis kreffti
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No picture found

Max. Length 11.4 cm SL

 
Gigantactis longicauda
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Atlantic and Pacific
Max. Length 22.1 cm
Gigantactis longicirra Waterman, 1939

Photo by Photo by Canadian Museum of Nature, Ottawa, Canada
 
Gigantactis longicirra
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Atlantic Ocean and Pacifi
Max. Length 35.4 cm SL
Gigantactis macronema Regan, 1925

Photo by Photo by JAMARC
 
Gigantactis macronema
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Max. Length 28.8 cm SL

 
Gigantactis meadi
[]
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Max. Length 12.7 cm SL

 
Gigantactis microdontis
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Gigantactis microphthalmus
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Southwest Pacific.
Max. Length 29.5 cm SL
Gigantactis paxtoni Bertelsen, Pietsch & Lavenberg, 1981

Photo by Photo by Graham, K.
 
Gigantactis paxtoni
[Paxton's whipnose]
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Max. Length 22.3 cm SL

 
Gigantactis perlatus
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Max. Length 15 cm SL

 
Gigantactis savagei
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Tropical and temperate pa
Max. Length 62 cm TL
Gigantactis vanhoeffeni Brauer, 1902

Photo by Photo by Ho, H.-C.
 
Gigantactis vanhoeffeni
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No picture found

Max. Length 9.9 cm

 
Gigantactis watermani
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Tropical and subtropical
Max. Length 12.6 cm TL
Rhynchactis leptonema Regan, 1925

Photo by Photo by Ho, H.-C.
 
Rhynchactis leptonema
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Atlantic and Western Indi
Max. Length 13 cm SL
Rhynchactis macrothrix Bertelsen & Pietsch, 1998

Photo by Photo by Ho, H.-C.
 
Rhynchactis macrothrix
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Max. Length 11.3 cm SL

 
Rhynchactis microthrix
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23 species

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Gigantactis balushkini Northwest Pacific 2.9 SL 1984
Gigantactis elsmani Atlantic Ocean and Pacifi 38.4 SL 1981
Gigantactis gargantua Indo Pacific Ocean. 41 TL 1981
Gigantactis gibbsi Atlantic Ocean 5 1981
Gigantactis golovani Eastern Atlantic. 17.9 1981
Gigantactis gracilicauda Atlantic Ocean 10.7 TL 1925
Gigantactis herwigi Atlantic Ocean. 26.2 SL 1981
Gigantactis ios Eastern Atlantic. 5.7 SL 1981
Gigantactis kreffti Southeast Atlantic 25.2 SL 1981
Gigantactis longicauda Western Central Atlantic. 11.4 SL 2002
Gigantactis longicirra Atlantic and Pacific 22.1 1939
Gigantactis macronema Atlantic Ocean and Pacifi 35.4 SL 1925
Gigantactis meadi Southeast Pacific 28.8 SL 1981
Gigantactis microdontis Pacific Ocean. 12.7 SL 1981
Gigantactis microphthalmus Western Central Atlantic. 1932
Gigantactis paxtoni Paxton's whipnose Southwest Pacific. 29.5 SL 1981
Gigantactis perlatus Pacific Ocean 22.3 SL 1947
Gigantactis savagei Pacific Ocean. 15 SL 1981
Gigantactis vanhoeffeni Tropical and temperate pa 62 TL 1902
Gigantactis watermani Eastern Atlantic and West 9.9 1981
Rhynchactis leptonema Tropical and subtropical 12.6 TL 1925
Rhynchactis macrothrix Atlantic and Western Indi 13 SL 1998
Rhynchactis microthrix Western Indian Ocean. 11.3 SL 1998



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