Holocephali (chimaeras) > Chimaeriformes
(Chimaeras) > Rhinochimaeridae
Etymology: pumila: From the Latin'pumilis' (dwarf), referring to the small size of this species at maturity making it an apparent dwarf among chimaeroids, esp. among rhinochimaerids.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; bathydemersal; depth range ? - 380 m (Ref. 58018). Deep-water
Western Indian Ocean: slope waters off Somalia and Socotra Island.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 72.8 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 26786)
Oviparous (Ref. 205). Eggs are encased in horny shells (Ref. 205).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Didier, D.A. and M. Stehmann, 1996. Neoharriotta pumila, a new species of longnose chimaera from the northwestern Indian Ocean (Pisces, Holocephali, Rhinochimaeridae). Copeia 1996(4):955-965. (Ref. 26786)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 123251)
CITES (Ref. 123416)
Threat to humans
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969
): 11.8 - 16.5, mean 13.9 °C (based on 5 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.6289 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00245 (0.00098 - 0.00614), b=3.14 (2.91 - 3.37), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.6 ±0.5 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): Low, minimum population doubling time 4.5 - 14 years (Assuming Fec <100).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Moderate to high vulnerability (50 of 100) .