Chimaerids (ghost shark). These individuals are most similar to Hydrolagus affinis. Some individuals are paler and others are a darker purple. Some of the paler individuals appear to have vein-like markings extending vertically from the lateral line. In some individuals the dorsal spine is marginally shorter than the longest fin rays, but in other individuals the reverse is true. No clear pattern or delineation can be made between morphotypes and some individuals seem to be intermediate. Provisionally all of these affinis-like individuals are called Hydrolagus cf. affinis
|Date:||17 April 2013|
|Classification:||Kingdom Animalia > Phylum Chordata (Chordates) > Class Holocephali > Order Chimaeriformes > Family Chimaeridae|
|Site:||Indian > Indian Ocean > East Africa > Mzia-2|
|Countries:||East Africa > Tanzania|
|Rig:||Deep Sea Metro I|
|Project Partners:||BG Group, Oceaneering|
|Keywords:||Hydrolagus Tanzania Indian Ocean|
|Deposited By:||Dr Andrew Gates|
|Deposited On:||04 February 2015|
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