Chimaera bahamaensis

KEMPER, EBERT, DIDIER & COMPAGNO, 2010


Bahamas ghost shark
Classification: Holocephali Chimaeriformes Chimaeridae

Reference of the original description
KEMPER, J.M. & EBERT, D.A. & DIDIER, D.A. & COMPAGNO, L.J.V. (2010)
Description of a new species of chimaerid, Chimaera bahamaensis from the Bahamas (Holocephali: Chimaeridae). Bulletin of Marine Science, 86 (3): 649–659

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Types
Chimaera bahamaensis
Holotype: UF: 166362;


Description :


Citation: Chimaera bahamaensis KEMPER, EBERT, DIDIER & COMPAGNO, 2010: In: Database of modern sharks, rays and chimaeras, www.shark-references.com, World Wide Web electronic publication, Version 01/2021

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Bahamas Ghost Shark, Chimaera bahamaensis, Kemper, Ebert, Didier & Compagno, 2010 © Pacific Shark Research Center at Moss Landing Marine Laboratories (MLML)
Common names
eng Bahamas ghost shark

Short Description
This species possess an anal fin separate from the ventral caudal margin by a notch. It is distinguished from its congeners by its relatively large body size; a long pre-narial length; a short pectoral-pelvic space and long pelvic-caudal space; ventral caudal margin ending slightly posterior to dorsal caudal margin; oral and preopercular lateral line canals share a short common branch, uniform caramel brown coloration, no color markings or mottling present; all fins a slightly darker brown color (Ref. 84473).

Distribution
North Atlantic: Bahamas. Source: www.gbif.org

Biology
Tropical

Size / Weight / Age
Max length : 88.1 cm TL (female)

Habitat
Bathydemersal; marine; depth range 1483 - 1506 m (Ref. 84473)

Remarks
shark-references Species-ID=9313;