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Chimaera monstrosa (rabbit fish)
Subject: Chimaera monstrosa (rabbit fish)
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Chimaera monstrosa - 1700-1880 - Print - Iconographia Zoologica - Special Collections University of Amsterdam - UBA01 IZ14100001.rabbit fish.jpg
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Chimaera monstrosa (rabbit fish)

Chimaera monstrosa
Date between 1700 and 1880
Notes This object is part of the collection Iconographia Zoologica
Source/Photographer Iconographia Zoologica
Old Latin name Chimaera monstrosa
New Latin name Chimaera monstrosa
Common name Nederlands: Gewone draakvis

The rabbit fish or rat fish (Chimaera monstrosa) is a cartilaginous fish species that belongs to the family Chimaeridae. It is found in the northeast Atlantic and Mediterranean Sea. The rabbit fish is known for its characteristically large head and small, tapering body. With large eyes, nostrils, and tooth plates, the head gives them a rabbit-like appearance, hence the nickname “Rabbit fish”. The rabbit fishes can grow up to 1.5 meters long and weigh up to 2.5 kg. The rabbit fish feeds mainly on bottom-living invertebrates.

Order: Chimaeriformes
Family: Chimaeridae
Genus: Chimaera
Species: Chimaera monstrosa Linnaeus, 1758

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