Hydrolagus novaezealandiae

(FOWLER, 1911)


Dark ghost shark
Classification: Holocephali Chimaeriformes Chimaeridae

Reference of the original description
FOWLER, H.W. (1911)
Notes on chimaeroid and ganoid fishes. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia, 62: 603–612, Pl. 38

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Synonyms / new combinations and misspellings
Chimaera monstrosa australis, Chimaera novae zealandiae, Chimaera novaezealandiae, Hydrolagus novaezelandiae, Phasmichthys novaezealandiae, Phasmichthys novaezelandiae

Types
Hydrolagus novaezealandiae
Syntype: NMNZ: ?P00206
Chimaera monstrosa australis
Holotype: NMNZ: P00206;


Description :


Citation: Hydrolagus novaezealandiae (FOWLER, 1911): In: Database of modern sharks, rays and chimaeras, www.shark-references.com, World Wide Web electronic publication, Version 03/2019

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Common names
eng Chimaera, eng Dark ghost shark, eng Ratfish

Short Description
Dark grey dorsally, with silver-white markings, pale silver-grey ventrally [578].

Distribution
Southwest Pacific: endemic to New Zealand. Source: www.gbif.org

Human uses
fisheries: minor commercial; price category: high; price reliability: reliable: based on ex-vessel price for this species

Biology
Oviparous, young hatch from egg case at about 9-12 cm [578]. Inhabits the outer continental shelf and upper slope. Feeds on crustaceans, shellfish, worms and small fish.

Size / Weight / Age
96.0 cm TL (male/unsexed; [578])

Habitat
bathydemersal; marine; depth range 25 - 950 m [578]

Remarks
shark-references Species-ID=3089;