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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorChimaeridae Bonaparte, 1831 
AphiaID: 105696

Classification: Biota > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAnimalia (Kingdom) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorChordata (Phylum) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorVertebrata (Subphylum) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorGnathostomata (Superclass) > Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorPisces (Superclass) > Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorHolocephali (Class) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorChimaeriformes (Order)
Status accepted
Rank Family
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorChimaeriformes
Sources  basis of record van der Land, J.; Costello, M.J.; Zavodnik, D.; Santos, R.S.; Porteiro, F.M.; Bailly, N.; Eschmeyer, W.N.; Froese, R. (2001). Pisces, in: Costello, M.J. et al. (Ed.) (2001). European register of marine species: a check-list of the marine species in Europe and a bibliography of guides to their identification. Collection Patrimoines Naturels, 50: pp. 357-374 (look up in IMIS[details]

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Language   Name 
English Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorshortnose chimaerasUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorratfishes  [details]
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 Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorChimaera Linnaeus, 1758
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHydrolagus

Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorChimaeridae accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorChimaera Linnaeus, 1758
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPhasmichthys accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHydrolagus
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPsychichthys accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHydrolagus
Environment marine
Link Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo ITIS
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Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDistribution Atlantic, Pacific, and Indian oceans in temperate to tropical waters, mostly below 200 m. Short and rounded snout. First dorsal fin erectile, with a strong spine; second dorsal fin long and low. Diphycercal tail, i.e. vertebral colum runs straight to the tip, dividing the caudal fin symmetrically. Anal fin confluent with caudal fin in Hydrolagus; separate in Chimaera. Feed on small fishes and bottom invertebrates. Males with head clasper. Oviparous; large tadpole-shaped egg capsules are deposited on substrate. Dorsal spine with associated poison gland, the venom of which hurts humans. [details]
Images Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editor[show unreviewed]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:105696
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2004-12-21 15:54:05Z  created  van der Land, Jacob
  
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  Citation: WoRMS (2014). Chimaeridae Bonaparte, 1831. In: Froese, R. and D. Pauly. Editors. (2014) FishBase. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=105696 on 2014-07-14
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