Hydrolagus matallanasi


Striped rabbitfish
Classification: Holocephali Chimaeriformes Chimaeridae

Reference of the original description
SOTO, J.M.R. & VOOREN, C.M. (2004)
Hydrolagus matallanasi sp. nov. (Holocephali, Chimaeridae) a new species of rabbitfish from southern Brazil. Zootaxa, 687: 1–10

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Hydrolagus matallanasi
Holotype: MOVI: 24303; Paratype: MOVI: 24305; MOVI: 24302; MOVI: 24304; MOVI: 24299; MOVI: 24300; MOVI: 24301; MOVI: 24298; MOVI: 24296; MOVI: 24297; MOVI: 24294; MOVI: 24295; MOVI: 24293; MOVI: 24291; MOVI: 24292; NUPEC: 1787; NUPEC: 1785; NUPEC: 1786; NUPEC: 1784; NUPEC: 1783; NUPEC: 1782;

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Citation: Hydrolagus matallanasi SOTO & VOOREN, 2004: In: Database of modern sharks, rays and chimaeras, www.shark-references.com, World Wide Web electronic publication, Version 05/2019

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Common names
eng Striped rabbitfish, por Quimera-malhada

Short Description
Diagnosis: Differs from its congeners in having an irregular brown coloration with reticulations and spots over the body; ventral surface whitish, including pectoral bases; proximal margin of the second dorsal fin whitish; tooth plates striped and bicolor, yellowish and gray; length of dorsal fin spine equal to or slightly greater than head length; pectoral fin notably long, its tip extending beyond posterior margin of pectoral fin base; upper margin of second dorsal fin notably concave at middle region of second dorsal fin base; minimum height of second dorsal fin less than half of maximum height (located at points anterior and posterior to middle region of fin); eye length slightly smaller than preorbital length (Ref. 52554).

Southwestern Atlantic: Brazil. Source: www.gbif.org

Human uses
fisheries: of no interest

Size / Weight / Age
69.5 cm TL (male/unsexed; (Ref. 52554)); 37.8 cm OT (female)

demersal; marine; depth range 416 - 736 m (Ref. 52554)

shark-references Species-ID=3084;