Hydrolagus melanophasma — Overview

Eastern Pacific Black Ghostshark learn more about names for this taxon

IUCN threat status:

Least Concern (LC)


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Range Description

The Eastern Pacific Black Ghostshark is originally known from southern California off San Diego to the southern tip of Baja California and the Gulf of California (James et al. 2009). This species has recently been found to occur in the Pacific off mainland Mexico (Aguirre-Villasensor pers. comm. 2010), Ecuador (J. Martinez pers. comm. 2010), and possibly Chile (D.A. Ebert pers. obs. 2010).


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