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meaning: "Spiny chimaera"
Named By: Richard Lund in 1977
Time Period: Upper Mississippian, 318.1-328.3 Ma
Location: USA, Montana
Size: E. meltoni males up to 15 centimetres long, females 7 centimetres. E. snyderi only known from juveniles at the time of writing, but analysis suggests slightly larger than E. meltoni when fully grown
Diet: Uncertain
Fossil(s): Numerous individuals including juvenile specimens
Classification: | Chordata | Chondrichthyes | Holocephali | Chimaeriformes |

Echinochimaera is an extinct genus of fish, it was assigned to the order chimaera by Jack Sepkoski in 2002. The genus' name derives from the Greek ekhino (echino) meaning spiny, and chimaera.

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