|Scientific Name:||Chimaera panthera Didier, 1998|
|Taxonomic Notes:||Synonyms = Chimaera sp. F (Paulin et al. 1989), Chimaera sp. A (Paulin et al. 1989)|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Data Deficient ver 3.1|
|Assessor(s):||Duffy, C. (SSG Australia & Oceania Regional Workshop, March 2003)|
|Reviewer(s):||Kyne, P.M. & Cavanagh, R.D. (Shark Red List Authority)|
A large chimaeroid endemic to New Zealand waters. Known from very few specimens from three localised areas at depths of 327 to 1,020 m. May have a wider distribution than is presently known. Nothing known of its biology. Vulnerable to bottom longlines and possibly bottom trawling in the upper part of its depth range but there is little fishing effort throughout most of its known distribution. Presently, not enough information available to assess the species beyond Data Deficient.
|Range Description:||New Zealand endemic recorded from only three locations off northern New Zealand (Lord Howe Rise, Kermadec Ridge, Three Kings Ridge) (Didier 1998). This species may have a wider distribution than is presently known, particularly in waters deeper than 1,000 m (Didier 1998).|
|FAO Marine Fishing Areas:|
Pacific – southwest
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|Current Population Trend:||Unknown|
|Habitat and Ecology:||A large, very poorly known species. Males and females above 100 cm total length (TL) have been mature. Maximum size at least 129 cm TL. Depth of occurrence 327 to 1,020 m.|
|Major Threat(s):||Vulnerable to bottom longlining and possibly bottom trawling in the upper part of its depth range but there is little fishing effort throughout most of its known distribution.|
|Conservation Actions:||There are no conservation measures currently in place for this species.|
Didier, D.A. 1998. The leopard Chimaera, a new species of chimaeroid fish from New Zealand (Holocephali, Chimaeriformes, Chimaeridae). Icthyological Research 45(3): 281-289.
IUCN. 2003. 2003 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. www.iucnredlist.org. Downloaded on 18 November 2003.
IUCN SSC Shark Specialist Group. Specialist Group website. Available at: http://www.iucnssg.org/.
Paulin, C., Stewart, A., Roberts, C. and McMillan, P. 1989. New Zealand fish: a complete guide. Te Papa Press.
|Citation:||Duffy, C. (SSG Australia & Oceania Regional Workshop, March 2003). 2003. Chimaera panthera. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2003: e.T41793A10548093.Downloaded on 22 March 2018.|
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