Rhinochimaera atlantica   Holt & Byrne,  1909 (Fish)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Holocephali

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Color: Whitish to light brown.

A longnose chimaera with a narrow, moderately flattened, pointed snout and smooth, sharp-edged tooth plates; pectoral fins narrow, and caudal fin with very short terminal filament and wide-spaced tubercles on upper edge. Eggs are encased in horny shells.

Synonym (s)
Harriotta atlantica (Holt & Byrne, 1909)

Common Name (s)
• Knifenose Chimaera (English)
• Longnose Chimaera
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Benthic, Demersal
Prey:  shrimps and crabs


• Arabian Sea (Lat: 9) (Long: 75.83) INDIA (Record: 02/1985-06/1987) (Depth: 365-380 mts)

Literature Source(s)
  • Balachandran, K and Nizar, MA (1990) A check list of fishes of the Exclusive Economic Zone of India collected during the research cruises of FORV Sagar Sampada Proceedings of the first workshop on scientific results of FORV Sagar Sampada CMFRI, Cochin 305-324 Available at - http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/5269/1/43.pdf
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • Froese, R and Pauly, D (2000) Fishbase 2000: Concepts, design and data sources ICLARM 344 pp Available at - http://www.fishbase.org

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