Cephaloscyllium ventriosum

(GARMAN, 1880)


Swellshark
Classification: Elasmobranchii Carcharhiniformes Scyliorhinidae

Reference of the original description
GARMAN, S. (1880)
New species of selachians in the museum collection. Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoology at Harvard College, 6 (11): 167–172

Image of the original description
No image in first description.

Synonyms / new combinations and misspellings
Catulus uter, Catulus ventriosus, Cephaloscyllium uter, Scyliorhinus ventriosus, Scylliorhinus ventriosus, Scyllium ventriosum

Types
Cephaloscyllium ventriosum
Holotype: MCZ: 496;


Description :


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Common names
deu \(T\) Schwellhai, spa Gato hinchado, spa Pejegato globo, spa Pejegato hinchado, spa Tiburón inflado, fra \(T\) Holbiche ventrue, eng Swell shark, eng Swellshark

Short Description
Original diagnose after Compagno, 1984 [517]: Snout broadly rounded-angular in dorsoventral view, extremely short; anterior nasal flaps broadly lobate or subtriangular, overlapping mouth posteriorly. Claspers short and stout. Colour pattern of variegated dark brown blotches and saddles and numerous dark and some light spots on a yellow-brown background on body and fins, underside of head and abdomen spotted; fins without conspicuous light margins. A large species.

Distribution
Eastern Pacific: central California, USA to the Gulf of California and southern Mexico; central Chile. Source: www.gbif.org

Human uses
fisheries: of no interest; gamefish: yes; aquarium: public aquariums

Biology
Oviparous, paired eggs are laid. Embryos feed solely on yolk [733]. [17641].

Size / Weight / Age
100.0 cm TL (male/unsexed; [517])

Habitat
demersal; marine; depth range ? - 457 m [517], usually 5 - 37 m [517]