Pale ghost shark

The pale ghost shark, Hydrolagus bemisi, is a shortnose chimaera of the family Chimaeridae.

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The Pale ghost shark lives in the bathydemersal, marine, depth range 400 - 1100 m , usually 500 - 700 m environment.

pale ghost shark are most abundant in 400–1000m. Based on the depth and spatial distribution of commercial catches it has been estimated that dark ghost shark comprised about 75% of total ghost shark landings. More

(1) On 1 October 1999, pale ghost shark becomes subject to the quota management system under Part 2A of the Fisheries Act 1983. More

The pale ghost shark is found in deeper water than the dark ghost shark, and it is also larger, averaging 60-70cm. Its snout is more rounded than that of the dark ghost shark, and its colour is paler. More

Common names

Kasumi-hoshi-ginzame in Japanese (日本語)
Pale ghost shark in English

Order : Chimaeriformes
Family : Chimaeridae
Genus : Hydrolagus
Species : Hydrolagus bemisi
Authority : Didier, 2002