Monday, 21 October 2013

Long-nosed Chimaeras

Rhinochimaeridae, commonly known as long-nosed chimaeras, is a family of cartilaginous fish. They are similar in form and habits to other chimaeras, but have an exceptionally long conical or paddle-shaped snout. The snout has numerous sensory nerve endings, and is used to find food such as small fish. The first dorsal fin includes a mildly venomous spine, used in defence.

 Long-nosed Chimaeras
 Long-nosed Chimaeras
 Long-nosed Chimaeras
 Long-nosed Chimaeras
Rhinochimaeridae

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