Ogilby's ghostshark

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Ogilby's ghostshark
Hydrolagus ogilbyi.jpg
Scientific classification edit
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 (Hydrolagus ogilbyi), also known as the whitefish, 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". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2016: e.T60195A68630008. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-1.RLTS.T60195A68630008.en. Retrieved 23 December 2017.
  2. ^ a b Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2017). "Hydrolagus ogilbyi" in FishBase. January 2017 version.

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