Giant Chimaera, Chimaera lignaria Didier 2002

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

A distincly large and robust chimaera, it has non-deciduous purplish-blue skin and fins.  Often encountered by deepwater research and fishing trawls, very little is know of its biology.

Cite this page as:
Matt B. Reardon & Dianne J. Bray, Chimaera lignaria in Fishes of Australia, accessed 19 Apr 2024,

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CAAB Code:37042008

Biology:Egg layer

Conservation:IUCN Data Deficient

Danger:Dorsal spine




Max Size:128cm

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