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Hydrolagus colliei

Hydrolagus collieiis commonly referred to as Spotted ratfish. Difficulty in the aquarium: Not suitable for home aquaria!. Toxicity: Has a poison harmful to health.


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lexID:
4714 
AphiaID:
271406 
Scientific:
Hydrolagus colliei 
German:
Gefleckte Seeratte , Stumpfnasen-Chimaere 
English:
Spotted Ratfish 
Category:
Andre fisk 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Holocephali (Class) > Chimaeriformes (Order) > Chimaeridae (Family) > Hydrolagus (Genus) > colliei (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Lay & Bennett, ), 1839 
Sea depth:
0 - 913 Meter 
Size:
bis zu 100cm 
Temperature:
10°C - 20°C 
Difficulty:
Not suitable for home aquaria! 
Offspring:
Not available as offspring 
Toxicity:
Has a poison harmful to health 
CITES:
Not evaluated 
Red List:
Least concern (LC)  
Related species at
Catalog of Life
:
  • Hydrolagus affinis
  • Hydrolagus africanus
  • Hydrolagus alberti
  • Hydrolagus alphus
  • Hydrolagus barbouri
  • Hydrolagus bemisi
  • Hydrolagus deani
  • Hydrolagus eidolon
  • Hydrolagus homonycteris
 
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Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2012-10-11 14:53:22 

Toxicity

This is a general hint!
Hydrolagus colliei has a harmful toxin.
As a rule, animals with a harmful poison do not pose any danger in normal Aquarieaner everyday life. Read the following husbandry information and comments from aquarists who already keep Hydrolagus colliei in their aquarium to get a better picture about the possible danger. However, please be careful when using Hydrolagus colliei. Every human reacts differently to poisons.
If you suspect that you have come into contact with the poison, please contact your doctor or the poison emergency call.
The phone number of the poison emergency call can be found here:
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Overview Worldwide: eapcct.org

Info

(Lay & Bennett, 1839)

Distribution:
Eastern Pacific: Cape Spencer, Alaska to Bahía Sebastian Vizcaíno, Baja California (Mexico). Isolated population in the northern Gulf of California.

Biology:
Found near the bottom, from close inshore to about 913 m.
Abundant in cold waters at moderate depths.
Feed on mollusks, crustaceans and fishes,
also echinoderms and worms.
The spine can be dangerous and cause a painful wound.
Fishers are reputed to fear the jaws of the ratfish more than they do the dorsal spine.
Its flesh is edible but bland and leaves an unpleasant aftertaste.
The liver was used as a source of machine oil.

Traumatogenic!

Synonymised taxa:
Chimaera colliei Lay & Bennett, 1839
Chimaera media Garman, 1911
Chimaera neglecta Ogilby, 1888
Hydrolagus media (Garman, 1911)

External links

  1. FishBase (multi). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.
  2. Homepage Prof. Dr. Peter Wirtz (en). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.
  3. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (multi). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.
  4. Wikipedia (de). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.
  5. World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) (en). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.

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