Chimaera willwatchi, Seafarer’s ghost shark

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Chimaera willwatchi Clerkin, Ebert & Kemper, 2017

Seafarer’s ghost shark
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Holocéphales (chimères) (chimaeras) > Chimaeriformes (Chimaeras) > Chimaeridae (Shortnose chimaeras or ratfishes)
Etymology: Chimaera: Latin, chimaera = marine monster, 1634 (Ref. 45335);  willwatchi: Named for the hard-working fishers onboard the Sealord fishing vessel 'Will Watch' and on which the type specimens were collected.

Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range Écologie

; marin dmersal; profondeur 89 - 1365 m (Ref. 116312).   Tropical; 34°S - 40°S, 41°E - 59°E (Ref. 116312)

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Southwestern Indian Ocean: Southwest Indian Ocean Ridge, northern portion of the Madagascar Ridge, and Walters Shoal.

Taille / Poids / Âge

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 83.4 cm TL mâle / non sexé; (Ref. 116312); 97.1 cm TL (female)

Biologie     Glossaire (ex. epibenthic)

This species is collected by midwater and bottom trawls. Maximum length for females is 64.5 cm BDL, 97.1+ cm TL, and for males 51.9 cm BDL, 83.4+ cm TL. The smallest free swimming individual is 11.8 cm BDL, 25.8 cm TL. Females are mature at 51.9 cm BDL, 76.7 cm TL, while males mature at 36.9 cm BDL, 63.8 cm TL (Ref. 116312).

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturité | Reproduction | Frai | Œufs | Fécondité | Larves

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Clerkin, P.J., Ebert, D.A. & Kemper, J.M., 2017. New species of Chimaera (Chondrichthyes: Holocephali: Chimaeriformes: Chimaeridae) from the Southwestern Indian Ocean. Zootaxa 4312(1):1-37. (Ref. 116312)

Statut dans la liste rouge de l'IUCN (Ref. 123251)

  Données manquantes (DD) ; Date assessed: 02 September 2019

CITES (Ref. 123416)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Menace pour l'homme

  Harmless





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Estimates based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00309 (0.00126 - 0.00759), b=3.10 (2.89 - 3.31), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Niveau trophique (Ref. 69278):  3.7   ±0.6 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Résilience (Ref. 120179):  Milieu, temps minimum de doublement de population : 1,4 à 4,4 années (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnérabilité (Ref. 59153):  Moderate to high vulnerability (52 of 100) .