Chimaera fulva

DIDIER, LAST & WHITE, 2008


Southern chimaera
Classification: Holocephali Chimaeriformes Chimaeridae

Reference of the original description
DIDIER, D.A. & LAST, P.R. & WHITE, W.T. (2008)
Three new species of the genus Chimaera Linnaeus (Chimaeriformes: Chimaeridae) from Australia. CSIRO Marine and Atmospheric Research Paper, 22: 327–340

Image of the original description

Chimaera fulva sp. nov, female holotype CSIRO H 5301–08 (972 mm TL, 474 mm BDL): ventral view (excluding tail). In: DIDIER, D.A. & LAST, P.R. & WHITE, W.T. (2008): Three new species of the genus Chimaera Linnaeus (Chimaeriformes: Chimaeridae) from Australia. CSIRO Marine and Atmospheric Research Paper, 22: 327-340

Types
Chimaera fulva
Holotype: CSIRO: H 5301-08; Paratype: CSIRO: H 2621-03; CSIRO: H 2616-03; CSIRO: H 2584-22; CSIRO: H 2294-02; CSIRO: H 1190-03; CSIRO: H 4873-05;


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Citation: Chimaera fulva DIDIER, LAST & WHITE, 2008: In: Database of modern sharks, rays and chimaeras, www.shark-references.com, World Wide Web electronic publication, Version 01/2021

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Chimaera fulva sp. nov, female holotype CSIRO H 5301–08 (972 mm TL, 474 mm BDL): A. lateral view (right side, image reversed); In: DIDIER, D.A. & LAST, P.R. & WHITE, W.T. (2008): Three new species of the genus Chimaera Linnaeus (Chimaeriformes: Chimaeridae) from Australia. CSIRO Marine and Atmospheric Research Paper, 22: 327-340
Common names
eng Southern chimaera

Short Description
Original diagnosis after DIDIER, LAST & WHITE, 2008 [3357]: Chimaera fulva is distinguished from its congeners by the following combination of characters: thin, deciduous skin; silvery pink to pale brownish in colour; preopercular and oral lateral line canals sharing a common branch; dorsal spine short, subequal or slightly shorter than first dorsal fin; claspers of adult males long (17–19% BDL), trifurcate, divided for slightly less than half of their length; structure of the CO1 gene.

Distribution
Southern Australia. Source: www.gbif.org

Size / Weight / Age
100.0 cm TL (male/unsexed; [3357]); 118.7 cm TL (female)

Habitat
bathydemersal; marine; depth range 780 - 1095 m [3357]

Remarks
shark-references Species-ID=1426;