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Chimaera monstrosa

Linnaeus, 1758

Nils Aukan Ghost-shark, Chimaera monstrosa,Børsa,Norway,14.11-2012

Giorgio Cavallaro Uwp Congrats Nils for this exceptional capture.

Maria-Dolors Pino wow

Message posted on UWphotographers on 26 Nov 2012
Jan Roar Gjersvold And here is the film i have made of Chimaera Monstrosa. Music by me as well.

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Jan Roar Gjersvold Characteristics: The rounded nose and the long whip-like tail give this fish a characteristic look. The first out of two dorsal fins has a stout spine, connected to a gland of poison. Keep clear! It can grow to a weight of 2,5 kg and a length of 1.5 metres, including the tail. Habitat: The rabbit fish (also known as rat fish) is very common on depths ranging from 30 to 1000 metres. In the fjords it can be seen by divers as it migrate vertically up to 10-15 metres during dark winter nights. It is often encountered resting on muddy or sandy substrate in not too steep slopes. Distribution: It is registered in the Mediterranean and East Atlantic Ocean, from Morocco, Madeira and the Azores to Norway.

Message posted on The Global Diving Community on 24 Aug 2013
Jan Roar Gjersvold Chimaera Monstrosa

Stuart Pearce Stunning :)

Jan Roar Gjersvold Thanks alot Stuart Pearce :)

Mark Springs Great photo what is it

Jan Roar Gjersvold Thanks :)it is a Chimaera Monstrosa Rabibit fish

Message posted on The Global Diving Community on 24 Aug 2013
Animalia (Kingdom)
  Chordata (Phylum)
    Vertebrata (Subphylum)
      Gnathostomata (Superclass)
        Pisces (Superclass)
          Holocephali (Class)
            Chimaeriformes (Order)
              Chimaeridae (Family)
                Chimaera (Genus)
                  Chimaera monstrosa (Species)
Associated Species