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see chimaerachimaera
, cartilaginous marine fish, related to the sharks. Also called ratfishes, chimaeras are found in temperate oceans throughout the world, mostly in deep water. They have large heads, long, thin, ratlike tails, and large, fanlike pectoral fins.
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ratfish

[′rat‚fish]
(vertebrate zoology)
The common name for members of the chondrichthyan order Chimaeriformes.
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