Hydrolagus mccoskeri  Barnett, Didier, Long & Ebert, 2006

Galápagos Ghost Shark
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Holocephali (chimaeras) > Chimaeriformes (Chimaeras) > Chimaeridae (Shortnose chimaeras or ratfishes)
Etymology: Hydrolagus: Greek, hydr = water + Greek, lagos = hare (Ref. 45335);  mccoskeri: The Latin name is designated in honor of Dr. John E. McCosker, a renowned ichthyologist who collected and graciously provided the type specimens.

Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range Ecology

Marine; bathypelagic; non-migratory (Ref. 57880); depth range 396 - 506 m (Ref. 57880).   Deep-water; 1°N - 2°S, 92°W - 89°W (Ref. 57880)

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Eastern Central Pacific: Galapagos Is. (Fernandina, Española, Marchena, San Cristóbal Is.).

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 38.1 cm TL (female)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Hydrolagus with head small with short, blunt snout; second dorsal fin only slightly indented along its length; preopercular and oral lateral line canals branching from the same node off the infraorbital canal and sharing a short common branch; dorsum medium brown with numerous narrow, sharply delineated irregular circular and elongate white blotches; ventrum white to tan with extremely fine brown mottling.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

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Barnett, L.A.K., D.A. Didier, D.J. Long and D.A. Ebert, 2006. Hydrolagus mccoskeri sp. nov., a new species of chimaeroid fish from the Galápagos Islands (Holocephali: Chimaeriformes: Chimaeridae). Zootaxa 1328:27-38. (Ref. 57880)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 115941)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless (Ref. 57880)




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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00309 (0.00126 - 0.00759), b=3.10 (2.89 - 3.31), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.6   ±0.5 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low to moderate vulnerability (33 of 100) .