The small-eyed rabbitfish, also called the Atlantic chimaera, is an animal primarily found on deepwater slopes and seamounts at depths of 300 to 2,410 m, most commonly found below 1,000 m. Scientifically called Hydrolagus affinis, little is known about them (like other chimaeras).
They seem to be widespread in the northern Atlantic, and may be threatened by deepwater commercial fisheries. Most captures of these animals tend to be of large adults near or over 100 cm total length (TL). Like other chimaeras, they are probably a slow-growing species with a low fecundity. Nothing is known of biology and ecology of this species. The IUCN has assessed these animals as Least Concern (LC).
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