Cephaloscyllium albipinnum

LAST, MOTOMURA & WHITE, 2008


Whitefin swellshark
Classification: Elasmobranchii Carcharhiniformes Scyliorhinidae

Reference of the original description
LAST, P.R. & MOTOMURA, H. & WHITE, W.T. (2008)
Cephaloscyllium albipinnum sp. nov., a new swellshark (Carcharhiniformes: Scyliorhinidae) from southeastern Australia. CSIRO Marine and Atmospheric Research Paper, 22: 147–158

Image of the original description

Cephaloscyllium albipinnum sp. nov.: dorsal view, lateral view of juvenile paratype (CSIRO H 3579–01, female 271 mm TL). In: LAST, P.R. & MOTOMURA, H. & WHITE, W.T. (2008): Cephaloscyllium albipinnum sp. nov, a new swellshark (Carcharhiniformes: Scyliorhinidae) from southeastern Australia. CSIRO Marine and Atmospheric Research Paper, 22: 147-158



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Citation: Cephaloscyllium albipinnum LAST, MOTOMURA & WHITE, 2008: In: Database of modern sharks, rays and chimaeras, www.shark-references.com, World Wide Web electronic publication, Version 03/2021

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Cephaloscyllium albipinnum sp. nov.: A. dorsal view, B. lateral view of holotype (CSIRO H 5314–11, adult male 1013 mm TL); In: LAST, P.R. & MOTOMURA, H. & WHITE, W.T. (2008): Cephaloscyllium albipinnum sp. nov, a new swellshark (Carcharhiniformes: Scyliorhinidae) from southeastern Australia. CSIRO Marine and Atmospheric Research Paper, 22: 147-158
Common names
eng Whitefin swellshark

Short Description
A large species with the following characters: head 8.6-13.5% TL in height, trunk 16.1-23.8% TL in width; origin of first dorsal-fin usually forward of mid pelvic-fin base; prenarial 4.5-5.1% TL in length; length of preorbital snout 1.4-1.7 times prenarial length, 2.5-3.1 in prepectoral length, 6.3-6.9 in pre-pelvic length; snout-vent long, its length 48.1-52.4% TL; width of nostril 2.4-2.7% TL; eye-spiracle space wide, 1.0-1.4% TL; pectoral fin large, its height 12.6-13.6% TL, posterior margin 12.0-13.6% TL in length; anal fin tall, height 3.8?4.4% TL; anal-caudal space 4.0-5.6% SL; precaudal length 74-78% TL; interdorsal space 6.3-7.6% TL; long adult clasper, up to 8.8% TL, almost reaching anal fin, interspace about 4.4 in anal-fin base; vertebral centra 121-126; tooth count high, each jaw with 90-116 teeth; strong pattern of saddles and blotches on upper half of body; dark, transverse dorsal markings (9-10) on body and tail, interspaces between are narrow; interspiracular saddle subequal to eye and spiracle length; over and above gill slits with large circular blotch; fins with variably developed, narrow pale margins [3341].

Distribution
Indo-West Pacific: Southern part of Australia. Source: www.gbif.org

Size / Weight / Age
101 cm TL (male/unsexed; [3341]); 102.5 cm TL (female)

Habitat
bathypelagic; marine; depth range 126 - 554 m [3341]

Dentition
teeth with 3-5 cusps near symphysis of upper jaw; mainly weak tricuspidate flank denticles; back without greatly enlarged denticles [3341].

Remarks
shark-references Species-ID=1300;