Ancient And Bizarre Fish Discovered: New Species Of Ghostshark From California And Baja California

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This is an Eastern Pacific black ghostshark (Hydrolagus melanophasma), a new species from California and Baja California.

New species are not just discovered in exotic locales—even places as urban as California still yield discoveries of new plants and animals. Academy scientists recently named a new species of chimaera, an ancient and bizarre group of fishes distantly related to sharks, from the coast of Southern California and Baja California, Mexico. Continue reading… “Ancient And Bizarre Fish Discovered: New Species Of Ghostshark From California And Baja California”

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