The Ghost Shark or Elephant Fish. Note that both common names are rather lame and non-descriptive. This species is taken in a commercial fishery off New Zealand, but it seems the fishery is small and the species is apparently not threatened (yet). A member of the somewhat obscure family Callorhinchidae, the Plownose Chimaeras, with only one genus and three described species.
Friday, June 01, 2007
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And how many species do we have to extirpate before we realize how cool they are, or that they're threatened?
I never commented before, but thanks for the fish posts...I have a strange affinity for our piscine breathren.
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