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Status in World Register of Marine Species

Accepted name: Chimaera monstrosa Linnaeus, 1758

Scientific synonyms and common names

Chimaera monstrosa Linnaeus, 1758

Synonyms:

Chimaera monstrosa Linnaeus, 1758, Syst. Nat., ed. X, 1: 236 ('Habitat in mari Atlantico'). No type material.
Chimaera monstrosa: Gunnerus, 1765a: 248-283, pl. V-VI Bloch, 1787: 69-72, pl. CXXIV Risso, 1810: 53 Bonaparte, 1836: fasc. XV/XVI, pta. 88, 4 p., 1 pl.
Krøyer, 1852-1853: 784 813, fig. Duméril, 1865: 686-688, pl. XIII (fig. 3-4) Günther, 1870: 349-350 Canestrini, 1872: 62 Doderlein, 1881:18-19 Moreau, 1881: 455-465, fig. 78-80 Day, 1883: 286-287, pl. CLI Vaillant, 1888: 80, pl. V (fig. 1, la-lb) Smitt, 1895: 1079-1084, fig. 304, pl. XLVI (fig. 2-3) Goode & Bean, 1896: 31, pl. X (fig. 31) Holt & Byrne, 1910: 5, 6-11, fig. 1, pl. Saemundsson, 1926: 449-451, fig. 238-239 Lozano Rey, 1928: 661-666, fig. 1961 D'Ancona, 1931: pl. LX Nobre, 1935: 406-407, pl. LVII (fig. 179)1 Ehrenbaum 1936: 267-268, fig. 238-238a Fowler, 1936: 143-144, fig. 59 Poll, 1947: 116-119 fig. 76-78 Dieuzeide et al., 1953: 133-135, fig. Tortonese, 1956: 293-295 fig. 162-164 Andriashev, 1964: 65-67, fig. 33-34 Muus & Dahlström, 1965: 58 fig. 25a-25c Bini, 1967: 193-196, fig. Wheeler, 1969: 112-113, fig. Maurin & Bonnet, 1970: 45.
Chimaera argentea Ascanius, 1772, Icon. rer. nat., 2: 6, pl. XV (West coast of Norway). No type material.
Chimaera borealis Shaw, 1804, General Zool., 5, pt. II: 365-368, pl. CLVII (bottom) (northern Ocean). No type material (new name for C. monstrosa only).
Chimaera mediterranea Risso, 1826, Hist. nat. Europe merid., 3: 168-169 (off Nice). No type material.
Chimaera cristata Faber, 1829, Naturgesch. Fische Islands: 45 (Iceland). No type material.
Chimaera arctica Gistel, 1848, Naturgesch. Thierreichs, 8: 103 (northern seas). No type material (new name for C. monstrosa only).
Chimaera cristata: Dumeril, 1865: 688-689.
Chimaera dubia Osorio, 1909, Mems. Mus. Bocage, 1: 31-33, pl. III (fig. l) (off Nazare). Holotype: MB no. T 111 (141).

Common names:

Seeratte [De]
quimera [Es]
chimère [Fr]
chimera [It]
Rabbitfish [En]

Rabbitfish (Chimaera monstrosa)