Family Rhinochimaeridae - Longnose chimaeras
  Order
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  Class
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Holocephali
No. in FishBase
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Genera : 3 | Species : 8 Eschmeyer's Catalog of Fishes
  Environment
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Fresh : No | Brackish : No | Marine : Yes
  Division
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Marine
  Aquarium
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none
  First Fossil Record
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middle   Tertiary     Oligocene
Ref..   Berg, L.S. 1958
  Remark
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Found at scattered localities worldwide in temperate and tropical seas, in 200 to more than 2,000 m depth. Long and pointed snout, lacking a hooklike process. First dorsal fin erectile, with a strong, mildly toxic spine; second dorsal fin long, low and not falcate. Diphycercal tail, i.e., the vertebral column is extending to the tip and divides the caudal fin symmetrically; caudal fin may be confluent with or separate from anal fin. Oviparous: egg-cases spindle-shaped, with broad filamentous horizontal flanges.
  Etymology
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Greek, rhinos = nose + Greek, chimaera = monster ( Ref. 45335).
  Reproductive guild
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nonguarders
  Typical activity level
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  Main Ref
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  Coordinator
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  Deep Fin Classification
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Species/Synonymy list for the family Rhinochimaeridae as currently in FishBase

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In the column CofF, the digit indicates the status of synchronization with CofF: 0: Not checked; 1: Same status;   2: Different status;   3: Other combination;   4: Synonym in CofF;   5: Species/Subspecies issue;   6: Synonym of another species in CofF;   7: Not in CofF;   8: Should not be in CofF. The CofF version currently used is the one published on 15-11-2013 (Ref. 94485).

The list ordered as follows:

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Scientifc name Status Senior/Junior synonym Combination CofF
Rhinochimaera pacifica (Mitsukuri, 1895)
acceptedseniornew
Harriotta pacifica Mitsukuri, 1895
synonymseniororiginal1
Rhinochimaera atlantica Holt & Byrne, 1909
acceptedseniororiginal1
Harriotta atlantica (Holt & Byrne, 1909)
synonymseniornew
Harriotta raleighana (non Goode & Bean, 1895)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
Rhinochimaera africana Compagno, Stehmann & Ebert, 1990
acceptedseniororiginal1
Harriotta raleighana Goode & Bean, 1895
acceptedseniororiginal1
! Hariotta raleighana Goode & Bean, 1895
synonymseniororiginal
synonymjuniororiginal1
Harriotta curtissjamesi Townsend & Nichols, 1925
synonymjuniororiginal1
Harriotta opisthoptera Deng, Xiong & Zhan, 1983
synonymjuniororiginal1
Harriotta haeckeli Karrer, 1972
acceptedseniororiginal1
Harriotta raleighana (non Goode & Bean, 1895)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
Neoharriotta pinnata (Schnakenbeck, 1931)
acceptedseniornew
Harriotta pinnata Schnakenbeck, 1931
synonymseniororiginal1
Harriotta raleighana (non Goode & Bean, 1895)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
Neoharriotta carri Bullis & Carpenter, 1966
acceptedseniororiginal1
Neoharriotta pumila Didier & Stehmann, 1996
acceptedseniororiginal1
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