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Smalleyed Rabbitfish
Mediumc
Information
Range Northern Atlantic in depths from 300 to 2,410 metres, being most common below 1,000 metres.
Scientific Classification
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Chondrichthyes
Order Chimaeriformes
Family Chimaeridae
Genus Hydrolagus
Species H. affinis
Conservation Status
LCSpecies
Least Concern

The Smalleyed rabbitfish, (Hydrolagus affinis), is a species of fish in the Chimaeridae family. It has very wide distribution almost everywhere in northern Atlantic in depths from 300 to 2,410 metres, being most common below 1,000 metres. Its total length ranges from 32 to 147 cm. It has a short nose with a blunt tip. The small mouth is located on the lower part of the head and has thick lips. Its back slopes gradually and ends to a fine tail.

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