Broadnose chimaera

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Broadnose chimaera
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Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Chondrichthyes
Order: Chimaeriformes
Family: Rhinochimaeridae
Genus: Rhinochimaera
Species: R. atlantica
Binomial name
Rhinochimaera atlantica
Holt & Byrne, 1909

The broadnose chimaera, knifenose chimaera, spearnose chimaera, or straightnose rabbitfish (Rhinochimaera atlantica) is a species of fish in the Rhinochimaeridae family found near Canada, Colombia, France, Gambia, Iceland, Mauritania, Mexico, Namibia, Senegal, South Africa, Suriname, and the United States. Its natural habitat is open seas. It is threatened by habitat loss.[1]


  1. ^ Dagit, D.D. & Compagno, L.J.V. 2005. Rhinochimaera atlantica. 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Archived June 27, 2014, at the Wayback Machine. Downloaded on 3 August 2007.