Chimaera obscura Didier, Last & White, 2008
Shortspine chimaera
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Family:  Chimaeridae (Shortnose chimaeras or ratfishes)
Max. size:  95.1 cm TL (female)
Environment:  bathydemersal; marine; depth range 450 - 1080 m
Distribution:  Southwest Pacific: Australia.
Diagnosis:  This species is distinguished from its congeners by the following set of characters: skin thin and deciduous; color uniformly dark brownish to black; preopercular and oral lateral line canals either sharing a common branch or not; long dorsal spine, longer than first dorsal fin; structure of the CO1 gene (Ref. 76965).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 28 November 2019 Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 18.07.08

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