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Hydrolagus colliei.jpg
Hydrolagus colliei
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Chondrichthyes
Subclass: Holocephali
Order: Chimaeriformes
Family: Chimaeridae
Genus: Hydrolagus
T. N. Gill, 1862
Type species
Chimaera colliei
Lay & Bennett, 1839

Hydrolagus is a genus of fish in the family Chimaeridae found in the Atlantic, Indian and Pacific Ocean.[1]


There are currently 23 recognized species in this genus:


  1. ^ Weigmann, S. (2016): Annotated checklist of the living sharks, batoids and chimaeras (Chondrichthyes) of the world, with a focus on biogeographical diversity. Journal of Fish Biology, 88 (3): 837-1037.
  2. ^ Walovich, K.A., Ebert, D.A., Long, D.J. & Didier, D.A. (2015): Redescription of Hydrolagus africanus (Gilchrist, 1922) (Chimaeriformes: Chimaeridae), with a review of southern African chimaeroids and a key to their identification. African Journal of Marine Science, 37 (2): 157-165.
  3. ^ Walovich, K.A., Ebert, D.A. & Kemper, J.M. (2017): Hydrolagus erithacus sp. nov. (Chimaeriformes: Chimaeridae), a new species of chimaerid from the southeastern Atlantic and southwestern Indian oceans. Zootaxa, 4226 (4): 509–520.