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1 December 2002 New Species of Deep-Sea Anglerfish of the Genus Gigantactis (Lophiiformes: Gigantactinidae) from the Western North Atlantic Ocean
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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.

The American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists
E. Bertelsen and Theodore W. Pietsch "New Species of Deep-Sea Anglerfish of the Genus Gigantactis (Lophiiformes: Gigantactinidae) from the Western North Atlantic Ocean," Copeia 2002(4), 958-961, (1 December 2002). https://doi.org/10.1643/0045-8511(2002)002[0958:NSODSA]2.0.CO;2
Received: 16 February 2002; Accepted: 13 May 2002; Published: 1 December 2002
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