Longnose Chimaera


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