Hydrolagus erithacus  Walovich, Ebert & Kemper, 2017

Robin’s ghostshark
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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa

Holocephali (chimaeras) > Chimaeriformes (Chimaeras) > Chimaeridae (Shortnose chimaeras or ratfishes)
Etymology: Hydrolagus: Greek, hydr = water + Greek, lagos = hare (Ref. 45335);  erithacus: Name derived from the avian genus of the robin (Aves: Passeriformes: Muscicapidae: Erithacus Cuvier, 1800); after Robin Leslie of South African Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF).

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

Marine; bathydemersal; depth range 470 - 1000 m (Ref. 116866).   Deep-water; 39°S - 47°S (Ref. 116866)

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Southeastern Atlantic and southwestern Indian oceans.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 132 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 116866); 144.2 cm TL (female)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

This species is distinguished from its congeners by the following set of characters: bulky and relatively large head is followed by a stocky body; head and body height consistent from about pectoral fin origins to pelvic fin origins, until the insertion of the pelvic fins, tapering rapidly to filamentous tail; height of first dorsal fin spine about equal to or slightly less than first dorsal fin apex height; second dorsal fin up to 81% of total body length, uniform in height, and equal to dorsal caudal fin height; paired claspers trifurcate, forked for approximately 20% of total length with fleshy, bulbous tips; prepelvic tenaculae with 5-7 medial spines; robust frontal tenaculum, nearly uniform in width; color when preserved uniform black with no distinct markings (Ref. 116866).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

This species is likely to occur beyond 2,000 meters. Fragments of possible crab appendages recovered from a digestive tract indicate a diet of crustaceans and other benthic fauna (Ref. 116866).

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Walovich, K.A., D.A> Ebert and J.M. Kemper, 2017. Hydrolagus erithacus sp. nov. (Chimaeriformes: Chimaeridae), a new species of chimaerid from the southeastern Atlantic and southwestern Indian oceans. Zootaxa 4226 (4):509-520. (Ref. 116866)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 115941)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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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].
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.9   ±0.6 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  Low, minimum population doubling time 4.5 - 14 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  High to very high vulnerability (72 of 100) .