Whitefin Chimaera, Chimaera argiloba Last, White & Pogonoski 2008


Other Names: Whitefin Chimaera

Whitefin Chimaera, Chimaera argiloba. Source: Australian National Fish Collection, CSIRO. License: CC BY Attribution-Noncommercial

Summary:
This shortnose chimaera has a relatively long snout, and a very tall dorsal spine, with deciduous skin. Similar in appearance to C.phantasma, it can be distinguished by a different body shape and a lack of dark stripes.  Males have distincly large bifurcated claspers that have bulbous ends. Despite its abundance throughout its range, very little is known of its biology.

Cite this page as:
Matt B. Reardon & Dianne J. Bray, Chimaera argiloba in Fishes of Australia, accessed 17 Nov 2018, http://fishesofaustralia.net.au/home/species/2661

Quick Facts


CAAB Code:37042009

Biology:Egg layer

Conservation:IUCN Least Concern

Danger:Dorsal spine

Depth:370-520m

Fishing:By-catch

Habitat:Demersal

Max Size:78cm

Native:Endemic

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