Southern Chimaera, Chimaera fulva Didier, Last & White 2008


Other Names: Southern Chimaera

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

Summary:
In the past, the southern chimaera has been confused with Chimaera obscura. The two populations are genetically distinct, and the southern chimaera can be distinguished by its lighter skin colour.  The males have very large trifurcated claspers with bristles on the end.

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Matt B. Reardon & Dianne J. Bray, Chimaera fulva in Fishes of Australia, accessed 16 Nov 2018, http://fishesofaustralia.net.au/home/species/2662

Southern Chimaera, Chimaera fulva Didier, Last & White 2008

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Distribution

Off Broken Bay, New South Wales, to off Shoal Point, Western Australia, including off Tasmania.

Author

Matt B. Reardon & Dianne J. Bray

Quick Facts


CAAB Code:37042005

Conservation:IUCN Least Concern

Depth:780-1095m

Habitat:Benthopelagic

Max Size:105 cm TL

Native:Endemic

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