Ogilby's ghostshark

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Ogilby's ghostshark
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Chondrichthyes
Order: Chimaeriformes
Family: Chimaeridae
Genus: Hydrolagus
Species: H. ogilbyi
Binomial name
Hydrolagus ogilbyi
(Waite, 1898)
Synonyms

Chimaera ogilbyi (Waite, 1898)
Chimaera tsengi Fang & Wang, 1932[2]

Ogilby's ghostshark, also known as the whitefish, (Hydrolagus ogilbyi) is a species of chimaera endemic to the waters of Australia. It lives near the ocean floor[1] on the continental shelf and continental slope 120–350 m (390–1,150 ft) deep.[2] It reaches a maximum size of 85.0 cm (33.5 in). Reproduction is oviparous and eggs are encased in horny shells. It reaches maturity between 64–70 cm (25–28 in) in length. It is listed as a Vulnerable species by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) due to steep declines in population in areas affected by trawling.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Rigby, C. L.; Dagit, D. D.; Kyne, P. M. (2016). "Hydrolagus ogilbyi". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2010.1. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 21 January 2017. 
  2. ^ a b Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2017). "Hydrolagus ogilbyi" in FishBase. January 2017 version.

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