Aculeola nigra

DE BUEN, 1959

Hooktooth dogfish
Classification: Elasmobranchii Squaliformes Etmopteridae

Reference of the original description
DE BUEN, F. (1959)
Notas preliminares sobre la fauna marina preabismal de Chile, con descripción de una familia de rayas, dos géneros y siete especies nuevos. Boletin del Museo Nacional de Historia Natural de Santiago, 27 (3): 171-201

Aculeola nigra
Holotype: MNHNC: P.5907 (old: EMBC 10191)


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Aculeola nigra DE BUEN, 1959 © Nicolas Straube, University of Jena & Bavarian State Collection of Zoology
Common names
spa Tiburón ángel, spa Tollo negro, spa Tollo negro de cachos, fra \(T\) Ange de l"Atlantique, fra \(T\) Squale noir, fra \(T\) Squale noire, eng Hooktooth dogfish

Southeast Pacific: Peru to central Chile. Source:

Human uses
fisheries: of no interest

Ovoviviparous, number of young at least 3. Size at birth probably about 13 or 14 cm (size of full-term fetuses) [518]. Distinct pairing with embrace [17086].

Size / Weight / Age
60.0 cm TL (male/unsexed; [518]); 60 cm TL (female)

demersal; marine; depth range 110 - 560 m

tooth formula (upper/lower): 30/30 [1131];

Links: SEM-images of teeth

Parasites (arranged by Jürgen Pollerspöck)