Trigonognathus kabeyai


Classification: Elasmobranchii Squaliformes Etmopteridae

Reference of the original description
MOCHIZUKI, K. & OHE, F. (1990)
Trigonognathus kabeyai, a new genus and species of the squalid sharks from Japan. Japanese Journal of Ichthyology, 36 (4): 385-390, 5 fig.

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Synonyms / new combinations and misspellings
Trigonognathus aff. kabeyai, Trigonotodus kabeyai

Trigonognathus kabeyai
Holotype: FUMT: P 21151; Paratype: FUMT: P 21151;


Citation: Trigonognathus kabeyai MOCHIZUKI & OHE, 1990: In: Database of modern sharks, rays and chimaeras,, World Wide Web electronic publication, Version 10/2015

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Trigonognathus kabeyai MOCHIZUKI & OHE, 1990 © Nicolas Straube, University of Jena & Bavarian State Collection of Zoology
Common names
eng Triangle-jaw lantern-shark, eng Viper dogfish, eng Viper shark

Northwest Pacific: Wakayama and Tokushima, Japan [1685]. Reported from the Hawaiian Islands [17640]. Source:

Distinct pairing with embrace [17086]. Specimens collected between 330 and 360 m [1685].

Size / Weight / Age
47.0 cm TL (male/unsexed; (Ref. 55729)); 53.9 cm TL (female); max. published weight: 426 g (Ref. 55729); max. published weight: 760.0 g

bathydemersal; marine; depth range 330 - 360 m [1685]