Chimaera obscura

DIDIER, LAST & WHITE, 2008


Shortspine 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

Lateral view of Chimaera obscura sp. nov, female holotype CSIRO H 1383–02 (744 mm TL, 397 mm BDL). 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 obscura
Holotype: CSIRO: H 1383-02; Paratype: CSIRO: H 1383-01;


Description :


Citation: Chimaera obscura DIDIER, LAST & WHITE, 2008: In: Database of modern sharks, rays and chimaeras, www.shark-references.com, World Wide Web electronic publication, Version 03/2021

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Chimaera obscura sp. nov, female paratype CSIRO H 1383–01 (female 951 mm TL, 531 mm BDL): lateral view; 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
Common names
eng Shortspine chimaera

Short Description
Original diagnosis after DIDIER, LAST & WHITE, 2008 [3357]: Chimaera obscura is distinguished from its congeners by the following combination of characters: thin, deciduous skin; uniformly dark brownish to black in colour; preopercular and oral lateral line canals either sharing a common branch or not sharing; dorsal spine long, longer than first dorsal fin; structure of the CO1 gene.

Distribution
Southwest Pacific: Australia. Source: www.gbif.org

Size / Weight / Age
95.1 cm TL (female)

Habitat
bathydemersal; marine; depth range 450 - 1080 m [3357]

Remarks
shark-references Species-ID=1438;