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Class: Holocephali
Order: Chimaeriformes
Family: Rhinochimaeridae Longnose chimaeras

Genus: Rhinochimaera

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Max. Length 81.8 cm TL

 
Rhinochimaera africana
[Paddlenose chimaera]



Northwest to Northeast At
Max. Length 140 cm TL
Rhinochimaera atlantica Holt & Byrne, 1909

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Rhinochimaera atlantica
[Straightnose rabbitfish]



Pacific Ocean
Max. Length 165 cm OT
Rhinochimaera pacifica (Mitsukuri, 1895)

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Rhinochimaera pacifica
[Pacific spookfish]



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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Rhinochimaera africana Paddlenose chimaera Southeast Atlantic 81.8 TL 1990
Rhinochimaera atlantica Straightnose rabbitfish Northwest to Northeast At 140 TL 1909
Rhinochimaera pacifica Pacific spookfish Pacific Ocean 165 OT 1895



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