Himantolophus crinitus Bertelsen & Krefft, 1988
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Family:  Himantolophidae (Footballfishes)
Max. size:  8.3 cm SL (female)
Environment:  bathypelagic; marine; depth range - 610 m
Distribution:  Eastern Central Atlantic: 9°10'N, 15°39'W (type locality).
Diagnosis:  Dorsal soft rays (total): 5-5; Anal soft rays: 4-4. Distinguishing characteristics of metamorphosed female: anterior escal appendage 2.7-23% SL; distal escal appendage 1.3-2.7% SL in specimens 3-5.5 cm, 9% SL in 8.3 cm specimen; pointed anterior pair of distal escal lobes, blunt posterior pair; posterior escal appendage 2.7-16% SL divided at base into 3 simple branches or represented by a transverse series of 3 simple filaments; posterolateral appendages 8-23, more or less arranged regularly in pairs on base of escal bulb; distal half of illicium, simple or divided into 2 or 3 branches, longest pair 8.9-30% SL (Ref. 86949).
Biology:  Specimens taken in bottom trawls at 600-610 m (Ref. 86949).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 09 May 2013 Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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