Author: Brauer, 1902
Gigantactis vanhoeffeni Brauer, 1902
Common synonyms: none.
Common names: none.
Diagnosis: females with illicial length 71-112% SL, esca with elongate, spinulose, distal prolongation, short filaments and distally flattened, pigmented papillae; a pair of papillae on illicium below bulb. Other characters in family and generic data.
Habitat, Food, Reproduction: see suborder.
Distribution: all oceans, a single record in Clofnam area, a large female from 62°39' N, 33°45' W.