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Class: Holocephali
Order: Chimaeriformes
Family: Callorhinchidae Plownose chimaeras

Genus: Callorhinchus

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Photo by Martins, I.A.

Southeast Pacific and Sou
Max. Length 89.2 cm SL
Callorhinchus callorynchus (Linnaeus, 1758)

Photo by Martins, I.A.
Callorhinchus callorynchus
[Plownose chimaera]

Photo by Le Noury, P.

Southeast Atlantic
Max. Length 122 cm TL
Callorhinchus capensis Duméril, 1865

Photo by Le Noury, P.
Callorhinchus capensis
[Cape elephantfish]

Photo by Aitken, K.

Southwest Pacific
Max. Length 125 cm TL
Callorhinchus milii Bory de Saint-Vincent, 1823

Photo by Aitken, K.
Callorhinchus milii
[Ghost shark]

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Callorhinchus callorynchus Plownose chimaera Southeast Pacific and Sou 89.2 SL 1758
Callorhinchus capensis Cape elephantfish Southeast Atlantic 122 TL 1865
Callorhinchus milii Ghost shark Southwest Pacific 125 TL 1823

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