Cephaloscyllium hiscosellum

WHITE & EBERT, 2008


Australian reticulate swellshark
Classification: Elasmobranchii Carcharhiniformes Scyliorhinidae

Reference of the original description
WHITE, W.T. & EBERT, D.A. (2008)
Cephaloscyllium hiscosellum sp. nov., a new swellshark (Carcharhiniformes: Scyliorhinidae) from northwestern Australia. CSIRO Marine and Atmospheric Research Paper, 22: 171–178

Image of the original description

Cephaloscyllium hiscosellum sp. nov, adult male holotype (CSIRO H 2590–07, 458 mm TL): dorsal view; lateral view. In: WHITE, W.T. & EBERT, D.A. (2008): Cephaloscyllium hiscosellum sp. nov, a new swellshark (Carcharhiniformes: Scyliorhinidae) from northwestern Australia. CSIRO Marine and Atmospheric Research Paper, 22: 171-178

Synonyms / new combinations and misspellings
Cephaloscyllium cf. hiscosellum



Description :


Citation: Cephaloscyllium hiscosellum WHITE & EBERT, 2008: In: Database of modern sharks, rays and chimaeras, www.shark-references.com, World Wide Web electronic publication, Version 01/2021

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Australian Reticulate Swellshark, Cephaloscyllium hiscosellum, White & Ebert, 2008 © Pacific Shark Research Center at Moss Landing Marine Laboratories (MLML)
Common names
eng Australian reticulate swellshark

Short Description
A small species with the following characters: head 8.9-13.1% TL in height, trunk width 12.9-19.1% TL; origin of first dorsal-fin usually over mid pelvic-fin base; prenarial length 4.5-5.2% TL; preorbital snout length 1.4-1.6 times prenarial length, 2.6-3.1 in prepectoral length, 5.9-6.7 in prepelvic length; snout-vent length long, 46.2-51.2% TL; nostril 2.5-3.1% TL in width; eye-spiracle space wide, 0.8-1.2% TL; pectoral fin moderate-sized, height 8.7-12.2% TL, posterior margin length 7.4-11.4% TL; anal fin relatively low, height 2.8-3.7% TL; anal-caudal space 5.4-6.5% TL; precaudal length 76.4-79.2% TL; interdorsal space 7.4-9.6% TL; teeth with 3-5 cusps near symphysis of upper jaw; flank denticles are mainly unicuspidate; back without greatly enlarged denticles; long adult clasper, up to 9.3% TL, reaching anal-fin origin; vertebral centra 100-108; low tooth count, each jaw with teeth between 45 and 63; dorsal surface with a striking pattern of dark brown, open-centered saddles [3343].

Distribution
Eastern Indian Ocean: Australia. Source: www.gbif.org

Size / Weight / Age
46.3 cm TL (male/unsexed; [3343]); 52 cm TL (female)

Habitat
bathypelagic; marine; depth range 294 - 420 m [3343]

Remarks
shark-references Species-ID=1304;