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Gigantactinidae


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(subclass Actinopterygii, order Lophiiformes)

A small family of deep-sea anglerfish that have unusually shaped, elongate bodies and large tail fins. The very long illicium of the female is a conspicuous feature. There are about five species, living at depths exceeding 1000 m.

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