Callorhinchus callorynchus

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Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Chondrichthyes
Order: Chimaeriformes
Family: Callorhinchidae
Genus: Callorhinchus
Species: C. callorynchus
Binomial name
Callorhinchus callorynchus
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American elephantfish range.[1]

Callorhinchus callorynchus, the elephantfish or cockfish, is a species of fish in the Callorhinchidae family found in Peru, Chile, Argentina, Uruguay, and southern Brazil. Its natural habitat is open seas.


  1. ^ IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature) 2007. Callorhinchus callorynchus. In: IUCN 2015. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-06-27. Retrieved 2013-09-28.. Downloaded on 24 July 2015.