Haploblepharus fuscus

SMITH, 1950

Brown shyshark
Classification: Elasmobranchii Carcharhiniformes Pentanchidae

Reference of the original description
SMITH, J.L.B. (1950)
A new dogfish from South Africa with notes on other Chondrichthyian fishes. Annals and Magazine of Natural History, (Series 12), 3: 878–887

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Haploblepharus fuscus
Holotype: SAIAB: 21; Paratype: SAIAB: apparently lost;

Description :

Citation: Haploblepharus fuscus SMITH, 1950: In: Database of modern sharks, rays and chimaeras, www.shark-references.com, World Wide Web electronic publication, Version 07/2019

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Haploblepharus fuscus SMITH, 1950, © FAO, www.fish-base.org
Common names
spa Alitán marrón, fra \(T\) Roussette brune, eng Brown shy shark, eng Brown shyshark

Short Description
The largest shyshark, usually plain yellowish-brown above becoming just yellowish below; small light spots and indistinct brown saddles in some specimens [536].

Southeast Atlantic: just west of Cape Agulhas to southern Natal in South Africa [536]. This species is sympatric with Haploblepharus edwardsii in the southeastern Cape region but there is at least partial microhabitat separation between the two - Haploblepharus fuscus occurs inshore while Haploblepharus edwardsii occurs in deeper water offshore [517]. Source: www.gbif.org

Human uses
fisheries: subsistence fisheries; gamefish: yes

Oviparous, laying 2 egg cases at a time [20053]. Embryos feed solely on yolk [733]. Feeds on fish, crabs and lobsters [536].

Size / Weight / Age
69.0 cm TL (male/unsexed; [517]); 73 cm TL (female)

reef-associated; marine

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