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Ghost shark

Latin Name: Hydrolagus novaezealandiae (dark), H. bemisi (pale)

Weight: 0.6–1.5kg

Length: 50–80cm (excluding the tail filament)


Dark ghostshark belongs to the Chimaeridae family (chimaeras, ghostsharks) and is restricted to New Zealand, but there are similar species elsewhere. It is sometimes sold as Pearl fish.

Wild Caught