Chimaera cubana

HOWELL RIVERO, 1936


Chimaera
Classification: Holocephali Chimaeriformes Chimaeridae

Reference of the original description
HOWELL RIVERO, L. (1936)
Some new, rare and little-known fishes from Cuba. Proceedings of the Boston Society of Natural History, 41: 41–76

Image of the original description

Chimaera cubana Howell Rivero, 1936: undeveloped male, 670 mm TL, paratype, M.C.Z. 1385, Havana (Howell Rivero 1936, Pl. 11)

Synonyms / new combinations and misspellings
Chimaera cf. cubana

Types
Chimaera cubana
Holotype: MCZ: 1464-S; Paratype: MCZ: 1385-S; MFP: uncat.;


Description :


Citation: Chimaera cubana HOWELL RIVERO, 1936: In: Database of modern sharks, rays and chimaeras, www.shark-references.com, World Wide Web electronic publication, Version 01/2021

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Common names
spa Quimera, fra \(T\) Chimère, eng Chimaera, eng Conejo de lo alto, eng Cuban chimaera, eng Cuban ratfish, eng Elephantfish

Short Description
Rounded snout; head with seam-like sensory grooves on head; pectoral fins large; first dorsal fin with a long, sharp spine; a separate anal fin, not extending past the level of end of second dorsal fin. Curved club-shaped appendage between eyes in males. Lateral line canals in open grooves [17659]. Upper surface silvery gray, lower surface white [199].

Distribution
Western Central Atlantic: off Matanzas Bay, Cuba [17659] and Jamaica. Source: www.gbif.org

Human uses
fisheries: of no interest

Biology
Oviparous [17086].

Size / Weight / Age
75.0 cm TL (male/unsexed; [17659])

Habitat
bathydemersal; marine; depth range 180 - 900 m (Ref. 51158)

Remarks
shark-references Species-ID=1423;