Hydrolagus mitsukurii

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Hydrolagus mitsukurii
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Chondrichthyes
Order: Chimaeriformes
Family: Chimaeridae
Genus: Hydrolagus
Species: H. mitsukurii
Binomial name
Hydrolagus mitsukurii
(D. S. Jordan & Snyder, 1904)

Hydrolagus deani Smith & Radcliffe, 1912

Hydrolagus mitsukurii is a species of fish in the Chimaeridae family found in China, Japan, South Korea, the Philippines, Taiwan, and possibly Indonesia. Its natural habitat is open seas. It is one of several species commonly called "spookfish".


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