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Family: Gigantactinidae Whipnose anglers

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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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