Hydrolagus lemures

(WHITLEY, 1939)

Blackfin ghostshark
Classification: Holocephali Chimaeriformes Chimaeridae

Reference of the original description
WHITLEY, G.P. (1939)
Taxonomic notes on sharks and rays. Australian Zoologist, 9 (3): 227–262, fig. 18, pl. 20–22.

Hydrolagus lemures
Holotype: AMS: E.3591; Paratype: AMS: E.3590;

Description :

Citation: Hydrolagus lemures (WHITLEY, 1939): In: Database of modern sharks, rays and chimaeras, www.shark-references.com, World Wide Web electronic publication, Version 09/2019

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Common names
eng Bight ghostshark, eng Blackfin ghostshark, eng Ghostshark, eng Ratfish, eng Spookfish

Indo-West Pacific: occurs off the coast of temperate Australia. Source: www.gbif.org

Human uses
fisheries: of potential interest

Oviparous [17086]. Occurs on the continental shelf and slope (Ref. 75154).

Size / Weight / Age
88.0 cm TL (male/unsexed; [2539])

bathydemersal; marine; depth range 146 - 510 m (Ref. 9904)