Scientific Name
Rhinochimaera pacifica  
Rhinochimaera pacifica太平洋長吻銀鮫
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author (Mitsukuri, 1895) Depth 300 - 1140M
Chinese 太平洋長吻銀鮫 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 長吻銀鮫科 Economic Fish No 
Family F006 Rhinochimaeridae Edible Fish No  Chinese In Mainland China 太平洋長吻銀鮫 
Max Length 120 cm  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 黑翅沙、鼠魚、兔魚、鬼鯊、幽靈鯊 
Distribution in World North West Pacific Ocean   Distribution in Taiwan North East 
Habitats Deep Sea、Benthos  Holotype Locality Tokyo fish market, originally from Kurihama, near Misaki, Sagami Sea, Japan 
Synonyms Harriotta pacifica   
Reference Shao & Hwang (1997)  Mitsukuri, K. 1895 Kobayashi, K. etc. 1967 Inada, T. etc. 1979 Inada, T. etc. 1979 Shao, Kwang-Tsao etc. 1997 
Specimen List ASIZP0060146. ASIZP0061266. ASIZP0065508. ASIZP0070656. ASIZP0075211. ASIZP0806688. ASIZP0916688.  
Common Name Pacific spookfish; Deep-sea Pacific knife-nose chimaera; Deep-sea chimaera; Longnosed chimaera; Narrownose chimaera 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Body elongated; head narrow; eye small, diameter 2-3 in distance between eye and dorsal spine; mouth directed anteroventrally. The snout is extremely long, flexible, and conical near base; often more depressed near apex, not upturned; ventral mucous canals not diverging abruptly halfway along the snout. Tooth plates are smooth and sharp-edges. First dorsal fin is much taller than second dorsal fin; dorsal spine is moderatelt elongated, almost straight, its tip short of second dorsal fin. The second dorsal-fin base is more than twice length of pelvic fin. The upper lobe of caudal fin is with a row of fleshy tubercles along the fin margin in adults (more pronounced in mature males); the base is shorter than the base of lower lobe, and the caudal filament mostly short. The pectoral-fin apex is rather angular. No anal fin is found. The prepelvic clasper is with dense spines over anterior surface. The upper surface is pale brown in colour, grayish brown on abdomen and around gill cover; snout and area around mouth are mostly white; teeth are black; eyes are black with silvery overtones; fins are bluish grey.
habitats Attaining more than 120 cm (without caudal filament) and maturing at almost 100 cm. 
Distribution Irregularly distributed in the Pacific and eastern Indian Oceans; from the Japanese Archipelago, Taiwan to South China Sea, and off Australasia and Peru. 
Utility Usually taken with longline fisheries in northeastern Taiwan waters. Utilized fresh for human consumption.