Hydrolagus alberti Bigelow & Schroeder, 1951
photo by NOAA\NMFS\Mississippi Laboratory

Family:  Chimaeridae (Shortnose chimaeras or ratfishes)
Max. size:  54 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  bathydemersal; depth range 570 - 1470 m
Distribution:  Eastern Atlantic: Western Sahara and northern Mauritania. Western Atlantic: off Florida, USA (Ref. 4443) and off Suriname (Ref. 13608).
Diagnosis:  Long caudal filament. Shorter dorsal spine, longer pectorals and a wavy lateral line. Dark brownish on head and body, fins much darker (Ref. 6902).
Biology:  Oviparous (Ref. 205). Eggs are encased in horny shells (Ref. 205).
IUCN Red List Status: Data deficient (DD); Date assessed: 31 January 2006 Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  venomous
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Entered by: Binohlan, Crispina B. - 05.03.94
Modified by: Luna, Susan M. - 02.09.04
Checked by: Agustin, Liza Q. - 26.08.94

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