Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Long nosed chimaera fish

long-nosed chimaeras, is a family of cartilaginous fish. They are similar in form and habits to other chimaeras, but have an exceptionally long, conical or paddle-shaped, snout. The snout has numerous sensory nerve endings, and is used to find food such as small fish.

Family Rhinochimaeridae
Genus Rhinochimaera Garman, 1901
Rhinochimaera africana Compagno, Stehmann & Ebert, 1990
Rhinochimaera atlantica Holt & Byrne, 1909 (Straightnose rabbitfish)
Rhinochimaera pacifica (Mitsukuri, 1895) (Pacific spookfish)
Genus Harriotta Goode & Bean, 1895
Harriotta haeckeli Karrer, 1972 (Smallspine spookfish)
Harriotta raleighana Goode & Bean, 1895 (Pacific Longnose chimaera)
Pacific longnose chimaera, Harriotta raleighanaGenus Neoharriotta Bigelow & Schroeder, 1950
Neoharriotta carri Bullis & J. S. Carpenter, 1966
Neoharriotta pinnata (Schnakenbeck, 1931) (Sicklefin chimaera)
Neoharriotta pumila Didier & Stehmann,

Long nosed chimaera fish
Long nosed chimaera fish
chimaera fish

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