Chimaera macrospina

DIDIER, LAST & WHITE, 2008


Longspine 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 macrospina sp. nov, female holotype CSIRO H 1517–02 (820 mm TL, 466 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

Synonyms / new combinations and misspellings
Chimaera aff. macrospina

Types
Chimaera macrospina
Holotype: CSIRO: H 1517-02; Paratype: CSIRO: H 2549-06; CSIRO: H 2348-01; CSIRO: H 2302-01; CSIRO: H 2284-01; CSIRO: H 1382-01; CSIRO: H 6417-02; CSIRO: H 1382-02;


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Citation: Chimaera macrospina 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 macrospina sp. nov, female holotype CSIRO H 1517–02 (820 mm TL, 466 mm BDL): lateral view; 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 Longspine chimaera

Short Description
Original diagnosis after DIDIER, LAST & WHITE, 2008 [3357]: Chimaera macrospina is distinguished from its congeners by the following combination of characters: thin, deciduous skin; uniformly chocolate brown in colour; preopercular and oral lateral line canals usually sharing a common branch; dorsal spine long, longer than first dorsal fin; claspers of adult male short (11–13% BDL), trifurcate, divided at about distal third of clasper; structure of the CO1 gene.

Distribution
Indo-West Pacific area of Australia. Source: www.gbif.org

Size / Weight / Age
93.9 cm TL (male/unsexed; [3357]); 103.4 cm TL (female)

Habitat
bathydemersal; marine; depth range 435 - 1190 m [3357]

Remarks
shark-references Species-ID=1430;