Squatina caillieti

WALSH, EBERT & COMPAGNO, 2011



Classification: Elasmobranchii Squatiniformes Squatinidae

Reference of the original description
WALSH, J.H. & EBERT, D.A. & COMPAGNO, L.J.V. (2011)
Squatina caillieti sp. nov., a new species of angel shark (Chondrichthyes: Squatiniformes: Squatinidae) from the Philippine Islands. Zootaxa, 2759: 49-59

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Types
Squatina caillieti
Holotype: CAS: 226473;


Description:


Citation: Squatina caillieti WALSH, EBERT & COMPAGNO, 2011: In: Database of modern sharks, rays and chimaeras, www.shark-references.com, World Wide Web electronic publication, Version 11/2014

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Angelshark, Squatina caillieti, Walsh, Ebert & Compagno, 2011 © Pacific Shark Research Center at Moss Landing Marine Laboratories (MLML)
Short Description
This squatinid is distinguished from other western North Pacific squatinids based on the following characters: unfringed barbels with rod-like tips; upper lip arch semi-oval in shape, upper lip arch height (1.2), its width (4.3); with large papillae on the inside posterior margin of the spiracles; a greater interspiracle space (8.9) than interorbital space (8.6); no midback row of thorny tubercles; no large prominent ocelli on pectoral fins; pelvic fin tips reaching first dorsal origin, pelvic fin base short (12.9), pelvic inner margin very short (8.6) and short pelvic posterior margin (16.3); pelvic girdle width (27.9) more than 1.4 times greater than head length (18.7); dorsal fins angular, greater interdorsal space (7.4) than dorsal caudal space (6.4), with subdorsal saddles; caudal fin lobed, very short upper postventral caudal margin (2.5) (Ref. 86399).

Distribution
Western Pacific: Philippines.

Biology
Tropical

Size / Weight / Age
Max length : 32.8 cm TL (female)

Habitat
Pelagic-neritic; marine; depth range 363 - 385 m (Ref. 86399)