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First record of long nose chimaera Neoharriotta pinnata (Chondrichthys: Chimaeriformes: Rhinochimaeridae), from Bay of Bengal, India (north-eastern Indian Ocean)

  • T.V. Suresh (a1) and S.M. Raffi (a2)
Abstract

Our paper describes the first record of Neoharriotta pinnata from the Bay of Bengal region of the Indian Ocean. A single specimen of a male N. pinnata had a total length of 1040 mm, weighing 1750 g. We explain its extended distribution towards the north-eastern Indian Ocean.

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Correspondence should be addressed to: T.V. Suresh, Annamalai University, CAS in Marine Biology, Faculty of Marine Sciences email: sureshcas2009@gmail.com
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