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Chimaera opalescens Luchetti, Iglésias & Sellos, 2011
Accepted name
Check Catalog of Fishes: Genus: Chimaera; Species: opalescens; Original reference
  Current accepted name :   
Yes
  Status details:   
senior synonym, original combination
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  Comment :   
  Etymology of Generic name : 
 
Latin, chimaera = marine monster, 1634 (Ref. 45335).
Etymology of specific name : 
 
Name from the Latin opalus (opal), refers to the characteristic iridescent colouration of the fresh specimens, resembling the nacreous colours of the semi-precious stone opal.
  Status in Catalogue of Life:   
Accepted name
 
 

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