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Hydrolagus colliei (Lay & Bennett, 1839)
Spotted Ratfish
Family: Chimaeridae

© Neil McDaniel  Email the photographer   (Photo ID #15959)

Source: Distribution of Hydrolagus colliei as compiled by Aquamaps
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Species Information

Dorsal spines (total): 1; Dorsal soft rays (total): 10

Source: FishBase. FishBase. Allen, M.J. and G.B Smith. 1988 . (Ref. 6793).

Biology

Species Biology

Found near the bottom, from close inshore to about 913 m (Ref. 2850). Abundant in cold waters at moderate depths. Feed on mollusks, crustaceans and fishes (Ref. 37955); also echinoderms and worms (Ref. 28499). The spine can be dangerous and cause a painful wound (Ref. 2850). Environment: demersal; marine; depth range 0 - 913 m (Ref. 6793) Climate: temperate; 58°N - 28°N

Source: FishBase. FishBase. Allen, M.J. and G.B Smith. 1988 . (Ref. 6793).

Distribution

Distribution

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

Source: FishBase. FishBase. Allen, M.J. and G.B Smith. 1988 . (Ref. 6793).

Status Information

Origin StatusProvincial StatusBC List
(Red Blue List)
COSEWIC
NativeSNRNo StatusNot Listed
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Recommended citation: Author, Date. Page title. In Klinkenberg, Brian. (Editor) 2019. E-Fauna BC: Electronic Atlas of the Fauna of British Columbia [efauna.bc.ca]. Lab for Advanced Spatial Analysis, Department of Geography, University of British Columbia, Vancouver. [Accessed: 2021-05-13 12:36:34 PM]
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