Himantolophus danae Regan & Trewavas, 1932
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Family:  Himantolophidae (Footballfishes)
Max. size:  3.9 cm SL (female)
Environment:  bathypelagic; marine; depth range - 350 m
Distribution:  Western Central Pacific.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal soft rays (total): 5-5; Anal soft rays: 4-4. Distinguishing characteristics of female: anterior escal appendage 29% SL; distal escal appendage 2.5% SL; pointed distal escal lobes, anterior pair prolonged into filaments about 5.5% SL; posterior escal appendage 30% SL, not divided proximally, bifurcated distally; presence of three pairs of posterolateral appendages on or near base of escal bulb, distal-most and longest pair 36% SL, bifurcated distally (Ref. 86949).
Biology:  Specimen collected at depth of approximately 350 m (Ref. 86949).
IUCN Red List Status: Data deficient (DD); Date assessed: 11 October 2018 Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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