Cirrhigaleus australis


Southern Mandarin Dogfish
Classification: Elasmobranchii Squaliformes Squalidae

Reference of the original description
WHITE, W.T. & LAST, P.R. & STEVENS, J.D. (2007)
Cirrhigaleus australis n. sp., a new Mandarin dogfish (Squaliformes: Squalidae) from the south-west Pacific. Zootaxa, 1560: 19–30

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Cirrhigaleus australis
Holotype: CSIRO: H 5789-01; Paratype: AMS: I.42891-001; AMS: I.27022-001; AMS: I.19154-001;

Description :

Citation: Cirrhigaleus australis WHITE, LAST & STEVENS, 2007: In: Database of modern sharks, rays and chimaeras,, World Wide Web electronic publication, Version 01/2021

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Common names
eng Southern Mandarin Dogfish

Short Description
A moderately large dogfish of the genus Cirrhigaleus: body very robust, eyes relatively small, upper labial furrows relatively short, first dorsal fin moderately large, slightly raked, second dorsal similar in size to first dorsal fin, raked, first dorsal spine long, its apex located just below apex of fin; second dorsal spine long, its apex located at about level of fin apex; pectoral fins moderately large, flank denticles with three primary cusps, lateral cusps often with cusplets; 50 monospondylous centra, 85 precaudal centra, 114?115 total centra (Ref. 58894).

Pacific Ocean: Temperate waters of eastern Australia, and possibly New Zealand (Ref. 58894).

Human uses

Size / Weight / Age
123 cm TL (female)

pelagic-oceanic; marine; depth range 360 - 640 m (Ref. 58894)

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