We are talking about chimaeras today! Specifically the Cape elephantfish, also known as Callorhinchus capensis scientifically. This chimaera species is endemic to southern Africa, found from South Africa and Namibia. Here they have been observed from the coastal inshore waters to as deep as 374 metres below our waves (but they are rarely caught deeper than 150 metres, according to scientists).
Introducing the eastern highfin spurdog (also referred to as the 'green eye dogfish' to some people)! If you're a shark scientist, you may know them as Squalus albifrons. Remember when we talked about the western highfin spurdog? Yeah, relatives.
The Fins United Initiative is happy to introduce you to the red-blotched river stingray, scientifically known as Potamotrygon ocellata.
TFUI Founder Melissa C. Marquez is author of all animal bios and "Behind the Fins" segments.
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