Cephalurus cephalus

(GILBERT, 1892)

Lollipop catshark
Classification: Elasmobranchii Carcharhiniformes Pentanchidae

Reference of the original description
GILBERT, C.H. (1892)
Descriptions of thirty-four new species of fishes collected in 1888 and 1889, principally among the Santa Barbara Islands and in the Gulf of California. Proceedings of the United States National Museum, 14: 539–566

Image of the original description
No image in first description.

Synonyms / new combinations and misspellings
Catulus cephalus, Cephalurus cf. cephalus, Scyliorhinus cephalus

Cephalurus cephalus
Lectotype: USNM: 125094; Paralectotype: SU: 293 USNM: 206019 (ex USNM 125094);

Description :

Citation: Cephalurus cephalus (GILBERT, 1892): In: Database of modern sharks, rays and chimaeras, www.shark-references.com, World Wide Web electronic publication, Version 05/2021

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Common names
spa Gato renacuajo, spa Pejegato renacuajo, spa Tiburón renacuajo, fra \(T\) Holbiche têtard, eng Lollipop cat shark, eng Lollipop catshark

Eastern Central Pacific: southern Baja California, Mexico and Gulf of California. Cephalurus specimens from Panama, Peru and Chile differ from Cephalurus cephalus and may represent one or more new species. Source: www.gbif.org

Human uses
fisheries: of no interest

Oviparous, paired eggs are laid. Embryos feed solely on yolk [733]. Other sources describe ovoviviparity as an alternative reproductive mode [517] (Ref. 53776).

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

bathydemersal; marine; depth range 155 - 927 m [517]

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