Dichichthys melanobranchus

Chan, 1966

Blackgill Bristle Shark
Classification: Elasmobranchii Carcharhiniformes Dichichthyidae

Reference of the original description
Chan, W.L. (1966)
New sharks from the South China Sea. Journal of Zoology, 146(2), 218–237

Synonyms / new combinations and misspellings
Figaro melanobranchus, Figaro piceus, Parmaturus cf. melanobranchius, Parmaturus melanobranchius, Parmaturus melanobranchus

Dichichthys melanobranchus

Figaro piceus
Holotype: Shanghai Fish. Coll.: 89; Paratype: SCSFRI: D2436;
Parmaturus melanobranchus
Holotype: BMNH: 1965.8.11.6;

Description :

Citation: Dichichthys melanobranchus Chan, 1966: In: Database of modern sharks, rays and chimaeras, www.shark-references.com, World Wide Web electronic publication, Version 07/2024

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Common names
eng Blackgill Bristle Shark

Short Description
Light brown with distal parts and anterior margins of fins, snout, nostrils, and gills blackish brown in young, possibly uniform blackish brown in adults [16823].

Northwest Pacific: known from only 3 specimens taken in the South China Sea. Collected less than a degree north of the northwestern boundary of the Western Central Pacific [16823]. Source: www.gbif.org

Human uses
fisheries: of no interest

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

Size / Weight / Age
85 cm TL (female)

bathydemersal; marine; depth range 540 - 810 m [517]

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