Callorhinchus milii

BORY DE SAINT-VINCENT, 1823


Ghost shark
Classification: Holocephali Chimaeriformes Callorhinchidae

Reference of the original description
BORY DE SAINT-VINCENT, J.B.G.M. (1823)
Dictionnaire Classique d'Histoire Naturelle. Paris, 3: 61-62, 1 Pls.

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Callorhinchus milii BORY DE SAINT-VINCENT, 1823

Images of the original description (synonym)
Synonyms / new combinations and misspellings
Callorhynchus australis, Callorhynchus dasycaudatus, Callorhynchus milii, Callorhynchus milli, Callorhynchus millii, Callorhynchus tasmanius, Callorynchus milii, Callorynchus milli, Chimaera australis

Types
Callorhinchus milii

Callorhynchus tasmanius
Holotype: BMNH: 1953.8.10.22 Syntype: BMNH: 1953.8.10.22


Description:


Citation: Callorhinchus milii BORY DE SAINT-VINCENT, 1823: In: Database of modern sharks, rays and chimaeras, www.shark-references.com, World Wide Web electronic publication, Version 09/2014

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Callorhinchus milii BORY DE SAINT-VINCENT, 1823, Melbourne Aquarium

Common names
deu \(T\) Elefanten-Chimäre, fra \(T\) Masca laboureur, eng Elephant fish, eng Elephant shark, eng Elephantfish, eng Ghost shark, eng Plownose chimaera, eng Reperepe, eng Silver fish, eng Silver trumpeter, eng White fillets, eng Whitefish

Distribution
Southwest Pacific: southern Australia and New Zealand.

Human uses
fisheries: commercial

Biology
Migrates into large estuaries and inshore bays in the spring to breed [1388]. Oviparous, two egg cases [578] are laid on sandy or muddy bottoms and take up to 8 months to hatch [1388]. Embryos feed solely on yolk [733].Young hatch at about 15 cm [578]. Occurs on continental shelves to depths of at least 200 m. Migrates into large estuaries and inshore bays in the spring to breed [1388]. Feeds mainly on shellfish [578].

Size / Weight / Age
125 cm TL (male/unsexed; [578])

Habitat
demersal; oceanodromous [17660]; marine; depth range 0 - 227 m [578]

Parasites (arranged by Jürgen Pollerspöck)
Monogenea
Cestoda
Trematoda
  • Multicalyx elegans (OLSSON, 1869) [21218]

Hirudinea
  • Branchellion parkeri RICHARDSON, 1949 [16602]