Longnose Chimaera

Longnose Chimaeras - Rhinochimaeridae


Longnose Chimaeras - Rhinochimaeridae are a deep sea family of fish with six species within it. The long snout is used to detect prey.

Chimaeras are primitive fishes and are closely related to sharks. Chimaeras have scaleless skin, and eggs that are encapsulated in horny packages. Longnose chimaeras have a gill cover which covers four gill slits. Longnose Chimaeras also have a venomous spine on the dorsal fin. Longnose Chimaeras are believe tofeed on invertebrates and various other fishes.



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