Neoharriotta pinnata


Sicklefin chimaera
Classification: Holocephali Chimaeriformes Rhinochimaeridae

Reference of the original description
Über einige Meeresfische aus Südwestafrika. Mitteilungen aus dem Zoologischen Museum in Hamburg, 44: 23–45

Synonyms / new combinations and misspellings
Harriotta pinnata

Neoharriotta pinnata
Syntype: ZMH: 10470;

Description :

Citation: Neoharriotta pinnata (SCHNAKENBECK, 1931): In: Database of modern sharks, rays and chimaeras,, World Wide Web electronic publication, Version 05/2019

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Neoharriotta pinnata (SCHNAKENBECK, 1931), adult female, TL: 123.1 cm, total weight of 7060 g © Dr Guzmán Díez, Spain
Common names
spa Narigón aletas de haz, fra \(T\) Chimère faucillée, eng Sicklefin chimaera

Short Description
A longnose chimaera with a narrow, slightly flattened snout, and blunt-edged, ridged tooth plates; pectoral fins short and broad, anal fin large and curved, and caudal fin with no tubercles on upper edge but with a short terminal filament [536]. Dark brown in color [536].

Eastern Atlantic: Cape Blanc, Mauritania to Walvis Bay, Namibia (Ref. 4444). Western Indian Ocean: Arabian Sea (Ref. 45795).
First records: 2009: Gulf of Aden, Republic of Yemen, coasts of Mukalla and Shehir cities (Hadhramout coast, N13°40'' E49°20'') [14643];
2012: Bay of Bengal, India (north-eastern Indian Ocean) Nagapattinam landing centre (10.768N 79.848E) Tamil Nadu, south-east coast of India on 26.01.2010 [15390]; 2012: northern Arabian Sea [16502];
2017: caught by an artisanal gillnetter targeting monkfish (Lophius spp.) in the southern area of the Bay of Biscay 44°20.330′ N; 02°07.512′, 760 m, 16 November 2015 [25827] Source:

Oviparous [17086]. Found on or near the bottom of the upper slope [536]. Feeds on swimming crabs [536] and demersal fish [20206].

Size / Weight / Age
130 cm TL (male/unsexed; (Ref. 36731))

bathydemersal; marine; depth range 150 - 500 m (Ref. 4444), usually 200 - 470 m (Ref. 36731)

shark-references Species-ID=4102;