Rhinochimaera pacifica

(MITSUKURI, 1895)


Pacific spookfish
Classification: Holocephali Chimaeriformes Rhinochimaeridae

Reference of the original description
MITSUKURI, K. (1895)
On a new genus of the chimaeroid group Hariotta. Dobutsugaku Zasshi, 7 (80): 97–98, Pl. 16.

Image of the original description

<i>Rhinochimaera pacifica</i> (MITSUKURI, 1895)

Synonyms / new combinations and misspellings
Harriotta pacifica, Rhinchochimaera (Harriotta) pacifica

Types
Rhinochimaera pacifica
Holotype: ZUMT: ?1453 (lost)


Description :


Citation: Rhinochimaera pacifica (MITSUKURI, 1895): In: Database of modern sharks, rays and chimaeras, www.shark-references.com, World Wide Web electronic publication, Version 11/2018

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Rhinochimaera pacifica (MITSUKURI, 1895), adult male © Brit Finucci
Common names
eng Deep-sea Pacific knife-nose chimaera, eng Deep-sea chimaera, eng Longnosed chimaera, eng Narrownose chimaera, eng Pacific longnosed chimaera, eng Pacific spookfish, eng Pinocchiofish, eng Ratfish

Short Description
Pale brown dorsally, grey-brown ventrally; snout and front of head white [578]. A spookfish with a very long, narrow, conical snout, a small eye situated behind the mouth, a rather long first dorsal fin and spine, relatively smooth tooth plates, and with the lower caudal-fin lobe longer than the upper lobe [1388].

Distribution
Pacific Ocean: Japanese Archipelago to the South China Sea, and off Australasia and Peru. Source: www.gbif.org

Biology
Oviparous [578].

Size / Weight / Age
130 cm OT (male/unsexed; [578])

Habitat
benthopelagic; marine; depth range 330 - 1490 m [578]

Remarks
22766

Parasites (arranged by Jürgen Pollerspöck)
Monogenea
Cestoda