Bigeye chimaera

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Bigeye chimaera
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Chondrichthyes
Order: Chimaeriformes
Family: Chimaeridae
Genus: Hydrolagus
Species: H. macrophthalmus
Binomial name
Hydrolagus macrophthalmus
F. de Buen, 1959

The bigeye chimaera (Hydrolagus macrophthalmus) is a species of fish in the family Chimaeridae. It is found in Chile and possibly Ecuador. Its natural habitat is open seas. It is only known from the preabyssal zone off Valparaiso and may occur as far south as Valdivia and as far north as Galápagos Islands and Central America such as Nicaragua and Guatemala and so may be more widespread but species research is not abundant.


  1. ^ Dagit, D.D. 2005. Hydrolagus macrophthalmus. 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 3 August 2007.