Pacific Footballfish, Himantolophus sagamius (Tanaka) (Teleostei: Himantolophidae), Found in the Surf-zone at Del Mar, San Diego County, California, with Notes on its Morphology
Hastings, Phillip A.
Rosenblatt, Richard H.
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On 15 December 2001, a moribund adult female Himantolophus sa-gamius (Tanaka 1918) was found in the surf at Del Mar, San Diego County, <br />California. This poorly known but widespread Pacific Ocean species has been <br />previously reported off Chile and Ecuador, off Hawaii, off northwest New Guinea, <br />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 <br />and intestine 5.6 times the standard length).