Elephant fish

The elephantfish is a species of fish in the Callorhinchidae family.

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The Elephant fish lives in the demersal, marine, depth range 10 - 116 m environment.

REMARKS: The Long-nosed elephant fish has an electrical organ which it uses to find its food. Its brain size to body weight ratio is higher than that of humans. Unlike man, its cerebellum is larger than its front brain. More

Elephant Fish often have green eyes, like the other chimaera species and deep-water sharks. When they are caught and hauled to the surface they have yet to react to the surface light and are still a startling metallic green. More

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Elephant fish have a cartilaginous structure and are classified scientifically along with sharks and rays. For reasons unknown, they have only become a common catch in Westernport at that time of the year, only within the last decade. More

Elephant fish has long trunklike snout and a eletric organs near the base of the tail that produce mild electric dischange. This fish is an odd looking fish . It is in the Mormyridae family, found in Africa . It contains 100 species . More

The Elephant fish is a unique animal that lives most of its life in very deep water ranging in depth from 120-1400 meters. During summer and early autumn this species moves into shallow coastal bays to breed. More

Since the rectal gland of elephant fish is well developed compared to that of Southern chimaera, the salt-secreting ability may be higher in elephant fish than chimaeras, which may account for the lower plasma NaCl concentration in elephant fish compared to other chimaeras. More

Elephant Fish are a sought after species for their great fight and superb eating qualities. More

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Common names

Acagual in Portuguese (Português)
Achagual in Spanish (español)
Callorhinchus callorhynchus in Spanish (español)
Cascudo in Portuguese (Português)
Chalgua in Spanish (español)
Elephant fish in English
Elephantfish in English
Gallo in Spanish (español)
Hakonos in Polish (polski)
Hijo del país in Spanish (español)
Kärsäkuningas in Finnish (suomen kieli)
Masca in French (français)
Masca laboureur in French (français)
Músico in Spanish (español)
Ñato in Samoan (gagana fa'a Samoa)
Ñato in Spanish (español)
Peixe-coelho in Portuguese (Português)
Peixe-elefante in Portuguese (Português)
Peixe-rato in Portuguese (Português)
Peje gallo in Spanish (español)
Peje-gallo in Spanish (español)
Pejegallo in Spanish (español)
Pexe gallo in Spanish (español)
Pez elefante in Spanish (español)
Pez gallo in Spanish (español)
Pez músico in Spanish (español)
Plognosad Havsmus in Swedish (Svenska)
Plovnæset havmus in Danish (dansk)
Plovnæset Kimær in Danish (dansk)
Plownose chimaera in English
Quimera in Portuguese (Português)
Quimera-antártica in Portuguese (Português)
Rooster fish in English
Zou-ginzame in Japanese (日本語)
叶吻银鲛 in Mandarin Chinese
葉吻銀鮫 in Mandarin Chinese

Order : Chimaeriformes
Family : Callorhinchidae
Genus : Callorhinchus
Species : Callorhinchus callorynchus
Authority : Linnaeus, 1758