Scymnodalatias sherwoodi

(ARCHEY, 1921)

Sherwood dogfish
Classification: Elasmobranchii Squaliformes Somniosidae

Reference of the original description
ARCHEY, G. (1921)
A New Species of Shark. Transactions New Zealand Institute, 53: 195–196

Image of the original description

Scymnodalatias sherwoodi (ARCHEY, 1921)

Synonyms / new combinations and misspellings
Scymnodon sherwoodi

Scymnodalatias sherwoodi
Holotype: CMC: 438 (missing); NMNZ: P10651;

Description :

Citation: Scymnodalatias sherwoodi (ARCHEY, 1921): In: Database of modern sharks, rays and chimaeras,, World Wide Web electronic publication, Version 03/2021

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Common names
spa Bruja de Canterbury, fra \(T\) Squale-grogneur chien, eng Sherwood dogfish, eng Sherwood"s dogfish

Short Description
Dark brown or black with a grey blaze on the back behind the eyes [578]. Scymnodon-like, but with no dorsal spines and the first dorsal fin slightly more posterior than in Scymnodon species; snout somewhat flattened, not bulbous, lower teeth with very high, erect or semi-erect cusps, distal blades and no serrations, first dorsal on middle of back behind pectoral fins, caudal fin asymmetrical, with a short lower lobe, fins without prominent light edges [518].

Southwest Pacific: New Zealand. Possibly occurring off Australia [1388]; off the coast of South America [27300] Source:

Human uses
fisheries: of no interest

Distinct pairing with embrace [17086].

Size / Weight / Age
80.3 cm TL (male/unsexed; [518])

benthopelagic; marine

tooth formula (upper/lower): 16/16 [1131]; Dental formula: upper jaw, 29–1–28; lower jaw, 15–1–15 [27300]

shark-references Species-ID=6433;