Shortspine Chimaera, Chimaera obscura Didier, Last & White 2008
Other Names: Short Spine Chimaera
Shortspine Chimaera, Chimaera obscura. Source: Australian National Fish Collection, CSIRO. License: CC BY Attribution-Noncommercial
A robust, dark-skinned chimaera with the first dorsal spine usually shorter than the first dorsal fin, giving it its name. The shortspine chimaera has a range that overlaps that of the southern chimaera, althought the two may be closely related it is smaller in size, darker, and genetically distinct.
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Matt B. Reardon & Dianne J. Bray, Chimaera obscura in Fishes of Australia, accessed 30 Sep 2022, https://fishesofaustralia.net.au/home/species/2664