Gigantactis cheni, Hairy whipnose

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Gigantactis cheni Ho & Shao, 2019

Hairy whipnose
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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes(genus, species) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa

Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Lophiiformes (Anglerfishes) > Gigantactinidae (Whipnose anglers)
Etymology: Gigantactis: Greek, 'gigas' or 'gigantos' = gigantic + Greek, 'aktis' = ray (referring to the unusually long first dorsal-fin spine that functions as a lure in this genus) (Ref. 86949);  cheni: Named for Mr. Din-Moo Chen, who is an excellent fisherman and who collected most samples, including the type series of both the new species in this reference..

Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range Ecology

Marine; bathypelagic; depth range 400 - 500 m (Ref. 122006). Subtropical

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Northwest Pacific: ne Taiwan.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 38.5 cm SL (female)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal soft rays (total): 6; Anal soft rays: 6. This species which is a member of the Gigantactis vanhoeffeni species group differs from its congeners in having a single row of 8-15 unpigmented filaments on the posterior margin of basal one-third of illicium; illicial length 145.5-172.1% SL; esca is elongated, tapering into a conical shape, with numerous spinules, darkly pigmented; distal prolongation length 10.6-12.6% SL; dentary teeth 66-70 on each side, in 5 longitudinal series; dentary teeth relative long, 2.5-3.4% SL; caudal fin rays are short, 25.5-30.6% SL; caudal fin deeply forked (Ref. 122006).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

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Ho, H.-C. and K.-T. Shao, 2019. Two new deep-sea anglerfishes (Oneirodidae and Gigantactidae) from Taiwan, with synopsis of Taiwanese ceratioids. Zootaxa 4702(1):10-18. (Ref. 122006)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 125652)


CITES

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless





Human uses

FAO - Publication: search | FishSource |

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AFORO (otoliths) | Aquatic Commons | BHL | Cloffa | BOLDSystems | Websites from users | Check FishWatcher | CISTI | Catalog of Fishes: genus, species | DiscoverLife | ECOTOX | FAO - Publication: search | Faunafri | Fishipedia | Fishtrace | GenBank: genome, nucleotide | GloBI | Google Books | Google Scholar | Google | IGFA World Record | MitoFish | National databases | Otolith Atlas of Taiwan Fishes | PubMed | Reef Life Survey | Socotra Atlas | Tree of Life | Wikipedia: Go, Search | World Records Freshwater Fishing | Zoobank | Zoological Record

Estimates based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82804):  PD50 = No PD50 data   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Trophic level (Ref. 69278):  4.3   ±0.7 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Fishing Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Moderate vulnerability (37 of 100).