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

Image of the original description

Scylliogaleus quecketti BOULENGER, 1902

Synonyms / new combinations and misspellings
Scylliogaleus queketti

Types
Scylliogaleus quecketti
Holotype: BMNH: 1903.2.6.21


Description :


Citation: Scylliogaleus quecketti BOULENGER, 1902: In: Database of modern sharks, rays and chimaeras, www.shark-references.com, World Wide Web electronic publication, Version 03/2021

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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].

Distribution
Western Indian Ocean: Natal and northeastern Cape in South Africa. Source: www.gbif.org

Human uses
fisheries: subsistence fisheries; gamefish: yes

Biology
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)

Habitat
demersal; marine

Remarks
shark-references Species-ID=6380;

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