Chimaera compacta, Stubby Chimaera

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Chimaera compacta Iglésias, Kemper & Naylor, 2021

Stubby Chimaera
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Holocephali (chimaeras) > Chimaeriformes (Chimaeras) > Chimaeridae (Shortnose chimaeras or ratfishes)
Etymology: Chimaera: Latin, chimaera = marine monster, 1634 (Ref. 45335);  compacta: Name from Latin 'compactus' meaning stocky or stubby, referring the stubby body, short tail and massive head of this species.

Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range Ecology

Marine; bathydemersal; depth range 595 - 655 m (Ref. 123898).   Deep-water

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Southern Indian Ocean: French Southern and Antarctic Lands, off Amsterdam I.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 84.3 cm TL (female)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

This species is distinguished from its congeners by the following set of characters: massive head with a short snout; trunk stocky and relatively long 44% BDL, short tail with second dorsal fin base 72% BDL; pelvic fin long, its anterior margin 26% BDL; caudal fin dorsal origin slightly posterior to caudal fin ventral origin; skin firm, non-deciduous; preopercular and oral lateral line canals sharing a common branch; specifc CO1 and NADH2 sequences. Colouration: brown color with yellow blotches on body both on both fresh and preserved specimen (Ref. 123898).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

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Iglésias, S.P., J.M. Kemper and G.J.P. Naylor, 2021. Chimaera compacta, a new species from southern Indian Ocean, and an estimate of phylogenetic relationships within the genus Chimaera (Chondrichthyes: Chimaeridae). Ichthyol. Res. Online (Ref. 123898)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 123251)


CITES (Ref. 123416)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless





Human uses

FAO - Publication: search | FishSource |

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Estimates based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = No PD50 data   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Trophic level (Ref. 69278):  3.7   ±0.6 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 120179):  Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Moderate to high vulnerability (48 of 100) .