Hydrolagus mitsukurii (Jordan & Snyder, 1904)
Spookfish
photo by Shao, K.T.

Family:  Chimaeridae (Shortnose chimaeras or ratfishes)
Max. size: 
Environment:  bathydemersal; marine; depth range 716 - 1054 m
Distribution:  Northwest Pacific: Japan (Ref. 559), Philippines (Ref. 47737) and South Korea (Ref. 77001).
Diagnosis:   
Biology:  Oviparous (Ref. 205). Eggs are encased in horny shells (Ref. 205).
IUCN Red List Status: Near Threatened (NT); Date assessed: 02 September 2019 (A2d) Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
Country info:   
 

Entered by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 13.05.96
Modified by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 30.06.14

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