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Article Title

Pacific Footballfish, Himantolophus sagamius (Tanaka) (Teleostei: Himantolophidae), Found in the Surf-zone at Del Mar, San Diego County, California, with Notes on its Morphology

Volume

102

Issue

3

First Page

99

Last Page

106

Abstract

On 15 December 2001, a moribund adult female Himantolophus sa-gamius (Tanaka 1918) was found in the surf at Del Mar, San Diego County, California. This poorly known but widespread Pacific Ocean species has been previously reported off Chile and Ecuador, off Hawaii, off northwest New Guinea, off California and from the surf-zone in Japan. Examination of the visceral anat- omy revealed a surprisingly long digestive tract (combined length of the stomach and intestine 5.6 times the standard length).