Hydrolagus bemisi Didier, 2002
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Family:  Chimaeridae (Shortnose chimaeras or ratfishes)
Max. size:  111.5 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  bathydemersal; depth range 400 - 1100 m
Distribution:  Southwest Pacific: New Zealand.
Diagnosis:  Pale brown coloration fading to white ventrally. Dorsal fin spine reaching to origin of second dorsal fin when depressed; elongated second dorsal fin not indented along its length. Horizontal and hyomandibular lateral line canals sharing a common branch. Caudal filament long and stout (Ref. 45044).
Biology:  Oviparous (Ref. 205). Eggs are encased in horny shells (Ref. 205).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 20 June 2017 Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 07.01.03
Modified by: Luna, Susan M. - 02.09.04

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