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Family: Rhinochimaeridae Longnose chimaeras



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North Atlantic
Max. Length 74 cm TL
Harriotta haeckeli Karrer, 1972

Photo by Photo by Orlov, A.
 
Harriotta haeckeli
[Smallspine spookfish]



Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 120 cm OT
Harriotta raleighana Goode & Bean, 1895

Photo by Photo by Garazo Fabregat, A.
 
Harriotta raleighana
[Pacific longnose chimaera]



Western Central Atlantic
Max. Length 74.5 cm TL
Neoharriotta carri Bullis & Carpenter, 1966

Photo by Photo by Simpson, R.
 
Neoharriotta carri
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Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 130 cm TL
Neoharriotta pinnata (Schnakenbeck, 1931)

Photo by Photo by Jawad, L.A.
 
Neoharriotta pinnata
[Sicklefin chimaera]
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Max. Length 72.8 cm TL

 
Neoharriotta pumila
[]
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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

Photo by Photo by Dolgov, A.
 
Rhinochimaera atlantica
[Straightnose rabbitfish]



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

Photo by Photo by Reyes, P.
 
Rhinochimaera pacifica
[Pacific spookfish]



8 species

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Harriotta haeckeli Smallspine spookfish North Atlantic 74 TL 1972
Harriotta raleighana Pacific longnose chimaera Eastern Atlantic 120 OT 1895
Neoharriotta carri Western Central Atlantic 74.5 TL 1966
Neoharriotta pinnata Sicklefin chimaera Eastern Atlantic 130 TL 1931
Neoharriotta pumila Western Indian Ocean 72.8 TL 1996
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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