Harriotta raleighana

Goode & Bean, 1895

Narrownose chimaera
Classification: Holocephali Chimaeriformes Rhinochimaeridae

Reference of the original description
Goode, G.B. & Bean, T.H. (1895)
On Harriotta, a new type of chimaeroid fish from the deeper waters of the northwestern Atlantic. Proceedings of the United States National Museum, 17(1014), 471–473

Image of the original description

Harriotta raleighana Goode & Bean, 1895

Synonyms / new combinations and misspellings
Harriotta cf. raleighana, Harriotta curtissjamesi, Harriotta opisthoptera, Harriotta raleighiana

Harriotta raleighana
Lectotype: USNM: 35520 Paralectotype: USNM: 35631 USNM: 38200 USNM: 39415
Harriotta curtissjamesi
Holotype: USNM: 87552 (old: AMNH 8342)
Harriotta opisthoptera
Holotype: ECSFI: SH80D-0411; Paratype: ECSFI: SH80D-0404; ECSFI: SH80D-0326; ECSFI: SH80D-0329; ECSFI: SH80D-0391; ECSFI: SH80D-0402; ECSFI: SH80D-0410;

Description :

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Harriotta raleighana Goode & Bean, 1895, adult, female © Brit Finucci
Common names
deu \(T\) Gewöhnliche Langnasenchimäre, deu \(T\) Langnasenchimäre, spa Peje rata, spa Quimera de Raleigh, spa Quimera picuda, spa Quimera picuda del Pacífico, spa Tucán, fra \(T\) Chimère bécune du Pacifique, fra \(T\) Chimère de Raleigh, fra \(T\) Chimère spatule, fra \(T\) Chimère à nez rigide, eng Bentnose rabbitfish, eng Bigspine spookfish, eng Chimaera, eng Long-nosed chimaera, eng Longnose chimaera, eng Longnose spookefish, eng Longnosed chimaera, eng Narrownose chimaera, eng Pacific longnose chimaera, eng Rat fish, eng Ratfish, eng Spookfish

Short Description
A longnose chimaera with a rather long, narrow, depressed snout, a small eye situated above or behind the mouth, a rather long first dorsal fin and spine, knobby tooth plates, and caudal fin lanceolate with no tubercles on upper edge but with a long terminal filament (Ref. 5578, 6871, 41248). Dark brown or blackish in color [536]. No separate anal fin. Claspers are rod like, rather slender, unbranched, with tip somewhat swollen. Jugular and oral canals arising separately from orbital, with a short interspace; angular (maxillary) canal joining suborbital about 2/7 of distance from front level of eye toward tip of snout (Ref. 41248).

Eastern Atlantic: Iceland, Faeroe Islands, Rockall Trough along Ireland to northern France; Canary Islands and off Cap Blanc, Mauritania; Namibia and South Africa [536]. Western Atlantic: Nova Scotia, Canada to Chesapeake Bay in USA; southern Brazil. North Pacific: off Japan and California, USA; also 100 km off southern Baja California. South Pacific: off New Zealand and Australia (Ref. 7300). Source: www.gbif.org

Human uses
fisheries: of no interest

Oviparous, young hatch at about 10-13 cm [578]. Found on the continental slope and ocean floor. Benthopelagic, occurs 600-2150 m depth (Ref. 58744). Appears to feed mainly on shellfish and crustaceans.

Size / Weight / Age
120 cm OT (male/unsexed; [578]); 102.5 cm TL (female)

bathydemersal; marine; depth range 200 - 2600 m [1388]

shark-references Species-ID=2644;

Parasites (arranged by Jürgen Pollerspöck)
  • Gyrocotyle haffii Bray, Waeschenbach, Littlewood, Halvorsen & Olson, 2020 [28528]