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Chimaera bahamaensis  Kemper, Ebert, Didier & Compagno, 2010

Bahamas ghost shark
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Holocephali (chimaeras) > Chimaeriformes (Chimaeras) > Chimaeridae (Shortnose chimaeras or ratfishes)
Etymology: Chimaera: Latin, chimaera = marine monster, 1634 (Ref. 45335);  bahamaensis: Named for its type locality, Bahamas.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; bathydemersal; depth range ? - 1506 m (Ref. 84473).   Tropical

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North Atlantic: Bahamas.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 88.1 cm TL (female)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

This species possess an anal fin separate from the ventral caudal margin by a notch. It is distinguished from its congeners by its relatively large body size; a long pre-narial length; a short pectoral-pelvic space and long pelvic-caudal space; ventral caudal margin ending slightly posterior to dorsal caudal margin; oral and preopercular lateral line canals share a short common branch, uniform caramel brown coloration, no color markings or mottling present; all fins a slightly darker brown color (Ref. 84473).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

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Kemper, J.M., D.A. Ebert, D.A. Didier and L.J.V. Compagno, 2010. Description of a new species of chimaerid, Chimaera bahamaensis from the Bahamas (Holocephali: Chimaeridae). Bull. Mar. Sci. 86(3):649-659. (Ref. 84473)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 108899)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00316 (0.00128 - 0.00780), b=3.10 (2.89 - 3.31), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.7   ±0.6 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Moderate to high vulnerability (52 of 100) .