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Chimaera fulva  Didier, Last & White, 2008

Southern chimaera
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Holocephali (chimaeras) > Chimaeriformes (Chimaeras) > Chimaeridae (Shortnose chimaeras or ratfishes)
Etymology: Chimaera: Latin, chimaera = marine monster, 1634 (Ref. 45335);  fulva: Name from Latin 'fulva' for brown, refers to the pale brownish body coloration..   More on author: Last.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; bathydemersal; depth range 780 - 1095 m (Ref. 76965).   Temperate

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Southern Australia.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 100.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 76965); 118.7 cm TL (female)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

This species is distinguished from its congeners by the following set of characters: thin, deciduous skin; color silvery pink to pale brownish; preopercular and oral lateral line canals sharing a common branch; short dorsal spine, subequal or slightly shorter than first dorsal fin; claspers of adult males long (17-19% BDL), trifurcate, divided for slightly less than half of their length; structure of the CO1 gene (Ref. 76965).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

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Didier, D.A., P.R. Last and W.T. White, 2008. Three new species of the genus Chimaera Linnaeus (Chimaeriformes: Chimaeridae) from Australia. In Last, P.R., White, W.T. & Pogonoski, J.J. (eds.): Descriptions of New Australian Chondrichthyans. CSIRO Marine and Atmospheric Research Paper no. 22. (Ref. 76965)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 115941)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Estimates of some properties based on models

Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969): 2.2 - 7, mean 5.4 (based on 76 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00309 (0.00126 - 0.00759), b=3.10 (2.89 - 3.31), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.7   ±0.6 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  Low, minimum population doubling time 4.5 - 14 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  High vulnerability (61 of 100) .