The fatspine spurdog (Squalus crassispinus) is a dogfish in the family Squalidae, found on the continental shelf at depths of 180 to 200 metres (590 to 660 ft). So have been observed on the northern coast of Western Australia and Papua New Guinea in the Western Central Pacific, and are pretty rare.
The Broadfin Shark (Lamiopsis temmincki), also known as the Borneo broadfin shark, is found in the waters off Pakistan, India, Burma, Indonesia (Makassar Straits), Sarawak, and China. However, just because it is throughout these places doesn’t mean it is a common critter—in fact, it is quite rare and sporadic throughout this range!
Let’s take a quick jaunt over to the Philippines where we will meet our next animal- a chimaera! Commonly known as the Philippine chimaera, Hydrolagus deani, they are found from 460 metres deep down to 770 metres… meaning they love the deep, dark, cold just like many other chimaeras. They are rare and seen only in the upper continental slopes, it seems.
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