Also called Rabbit Fish
Where is it found?
Diet and foraging method
In many species of Chimaera, the snout is modified to be a sensory organ. They have tooth plates for breaking and grinding up their prey. For predator defence, most species have a venomous spine on their back.
Social organisation and mating system
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They have many different names due to their unique appearances, including spookfishes, ghost sharks and elephant fishes.
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