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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.

Gigantactis vanhoeffeni