Scylliogaleus quecketti

Boulenger, 1902

Flapnose houndshark
Classification: Elasmobranchii Carcharhiniformes Triakidae

Reference of the original description
Boulenger, G.A. (1902)
Description of a new South African galeid selachian. Annals and Magazine of Natural History, (Series 7), 10, 51–52

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Scylliogaleus quecketti Boulenger, 1902

Synonyms / new combinations and misspellings
Scylliogaleus queketti

Scylliogaleus quecketti
Holotype: BMNH: 1903.2.6.21

Description :

Citation: Scylliogaleus quecketti Boulenger, 1902: In: Database of modern sharks, rays and chimaeras,, World Wide Web electronic publication, Version 07/2024

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Scylliogaleus quecketti Boulenger, 1902, © FAO,
Common names
spa Cazón mosqueador, fra \(T\) Virli à clapet, eng Flapnose houndshark

Short Description
A blunt-nosed houndshark with large, fused nasal flaps, and small, blunt, pebble-like teeth; 2nd dorsal fin as large as 1st [536]. Grey above, cream below; newborn with white rear edges on dorsal, anal and caudal fins [536].

Western Indian Ocean: Natal and northeastern Cape in South Africa. Source:

Human uses
fisheries: subsistence fisheries; gamefish: yes

Viviparous, placental [733]. With 2 to 4 young in a litter [517] [536]. Size at birth about 34 cm [517]. Gestation period is 9 to 10 months [517]. Distinct pairing with embrace [17086]. Feeds on squids and crustaceans [517] [536].

Size / Weight / Age
89.0 cm TL (male/unsexed; [517]); 102 cm TL (female)

demersal; marine

shark-references Species-ID=6380;

Parasites (arranged by Jürgen Pollerspöck)
  • Nybelinia africana Dollfus, 1960 [27172]