Deep-water chimera. Hydrolagus affinis, the Smalleyed rabbitfish
a deep-water chimera. The species is Hydrolagus affinis, the Smalleyed rabbitfish. This is a reasonably common deep-water species that lives in the Northern Atlantic at depths of 300-3000m. It is in the same class as the sharks. It was described in 1868. Unfortunately for this fish it has a high infection rate from various parasites (nine have been recorded). The most visible is a copepod (crustacean) parasite, Lernaeopodina longibrachia, that attaches to the cornea. This parasite infects around 80% of individuals.
|Title:||Deep-water chimera. Hydrolagus affinis, the Smalleyed rabbitfish|
|Date:||21 October 2011|
|Classification:||Kingdom Animalia > Phylum Chordata (Chordates) > Class Holocephali > Order Chimaeriformes > Family Chimaeridae|
|Site:||Atlantic > North Atlantic|
|Latitude:||47 deg 45' 40" N|
|Longitude:||12 deg 13' 46" W|
|Deposited By:||Dr Daniel Jones|
|Deposited On:||09 November 2011|
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