Species under Hydrolagus
n= 26
Species name Common name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
Hydrolagus affinis
(de Brito Capello, 1868)
Smalleyed rabbitfish Northeast Atlantic 130
Hydrolagus africanus
(Gilchrist, 1922)
African chimaera Western Indian Ocean 67
Hydrolagus alberti
Bigelow & Schroeder, 1951
Eastern Atlantic 54
Hydrolagus alphus
Quaranta, Didier, Long & Ebert, 2006
Eastern Central Pacific 41.9
Hydrolagus barbouri
(Garman, 1908)
Northwest Pacific
Hydrolagus bemisi
Didier, 2002
Southwest Pacific 111.5
Hydrolagus colliei
(Lay & Bennett, 1839)
Spotted ratfish Northeastern Pacific 100
Hydrolagus deani
(Smith & Radcliffe, 1912)
Philippine chimaera Western Central Pacific 67
Hydrolagus eidolon
(Jordan & Hubbs, 1925)
Northwest Pacific
Hydrolagus erithacus
Walovich, Ebert & Kemper, 2017
Robin’s ghostshark Southeastern Atlantic and southwestern Indian oceans 132.4
Hydrolagus homonycteris
Didier, 2008
Black ghostshark Southern Ocean 108.5
Hydrolagus lemures
(Whitley, 1939)
Blackfin ghostshark Indo-West Pacific 88
Hydrolagus lusitanicus
Moura, Figueiredo, Bordalo-Machado, Almeida & Gordo, 2005
Northeast Atlantic 95.4
Hydrolagus macrophthalmus
de Buen, 1959
Big eye chimaera Eastern Pacific 63.9
Hydrolagus marmoratus
Didier, 2008
Western Pacific 80.1
Hydrolagus matallanasi
Soto & Vooren, 2004
Striped rabbitfish Southwestern Atlantic 69.5
Hydrolagus mccoskeri
Barnett, Didier, Long & Ebert, 2006
Galápagos Ghost Shark Eastern Central Pacific
Hydrolagus melanophasma
James, Ebert, Long & Didier, 2009
Eastern Pacific Black Ghostshark Eastern Pacific Ocean 120
Hydrolagus mirabilis
(Collett, 1904)
Large-eyed rabbitfish Eastern Atlantic 38
Hydrolagus mitsukurii
(Jordan & Snyder, 1904)
Spookfish Northwest Pacific
Hydrolagus novaezealandiae
(Fowler, 1911)
Dark ghost shark Southwest Pacific 96
Hydrolagus ogilbyi
(Waite, 1898)
Ogilbys ghostshark Eastern Indian Ocean and Southwest Pacific 85
Hydrolagus pallidus
Hardy & Stehmann, 1990
Northeast Atlantic
Hydrolagus purpurescens
(Gilbert, 1905)
Purple chimaera Pacific Ocean
Hydrolagus trolli
Didier & Séret, 2002
Pointy-nosed blue chimaera Western Pacific 111.5
Hydrolagus waitei
Fowler, 1907
Eastern Indian Ocean
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