Family Callorhinchidae - Plownose chimaeras
  Order
:
Callorhinchidae
  Class
:
Holocephali
No. in FishBase
:
Genera : 1 | Species : 3 Eschmeyer's Catalog of Fishes
  Environment
:
Fresh : No | Brackish : No | Marine : Yes
  Division
:
Marine
  Aquarium
:
none
  First Fossil Record
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  Remark
:
Distribution: Southern Hemisphere (e.g. off southern South America, New Zealand, southern Australia, southern Africa). Elongate and flexible snout bearing a hooklike structure. Heterocercal tail. A single genus, Callorhinchus (wrongly spelled Callorhynchus by authors). [Only three species valid in Eschmeyer 1998. RF]
  Etymology
:
Greek, kallis = beautiful + Greek, rhyngchos = snout, muzzle ( Ref. 45335).
  Reproductive guild
:
nonguarders
  Typical activity level
:
sluggish
  Main Ref
:
  Coordinator
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  Deep Fin Classification
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Species/Synonymy list for the family Callorhinchidae as currently in FishBase

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Scientifc name Status Senior/Junior synonym Combination
acceptedseniornew
Chimaera callorynchus Linnaeus, 1758
synonymseniororiginal
! Callorhinchus callorhynchus (Linnaeus, 1758)
synonymseniornew
! Callorhynchus callorhynchus (Linnaeus, 1758)
synonymseniornew
ambiguousotheroriginal
synonymjuniororiginal
! Callorhynchus elephantinus Bory de Saint-Vincent, 1823
synonymjuniororiginal
Callorhynchus antarcticus Lay & Bennett, 1839
ambiguoushomonymoriginal
Callorhynchus smythii Lay & Bennett, 1839
synonymjuniororiginal
Chimaera antarctica Swainson, 1839
synonymjuniororiginal
synonymotheroriginal
ambiguoushomonymoriginal
Callorhynchus peronii Duméril, 1865
synonymjuniororiginal
synonymjuniororiginal
! Callorrhynchus argenteus Philippi, 1892
synonymjuniororiginal
synonymjuniororiginal
Callorhinchus milii Bory de Saint-Vincent, 1823
acceptedseniororiginal
Callorynchus milii Bory de Saint-Vincent, 1823
synonymseniororiginal
! Callorhynchus milii Bory de Saint-Vincent, 1823
synonymseniororiginal
! Callorhynchus milli Bory de Saint-Vincent, 1823
synonymseniororiginal
! Callorhynchus millii Bory de Saint-Vincent, 1823
synonymseniororiginal
Callorhynchus tasmanius Richardson, 1840
synonymjuniororiginal
synonymjuniororiginal
synonymjuniororiginal
Callorhynchus antarcticus (non Fleming, 1822)
misappliedmisappliedoriginal
Callorhinchus capensis Duméril, 1865
acceptedseniororiginal
Callorhynchus capensis Duméril, 1865
synonymseniororiginal
! Callorynchus capensis Duméril, 1865
synonymseniororiginal
Callorhynchus antarcticus (non Fleming, 1822)
misappliedmisappliedoriginal
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