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chimaera monstrosaChimaera monstrosa
(Rabbit fish)

Scientific name: Chimaera monstrosa (Linnaeus, 1758)
Popular names: Rabbit fish, rat fish
Danish name: Havmus

Family: Chimaeridae (Shortnose chimaeras or ratfishes)

Distribution: Eastern Atlantic: northern Norway and Iceland, Skagerrak and Kattegat south to Morocco including western Mediterranean (some isolated records from eastern part), Azores and Madeira Islands.
Capture site: Denmark Strait

Depth: 40 - 1000 meter (bathydemersal)
Max. size: 150 cm / 2.5 kg

 

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