Squalus chloroculus

LAST, WHITE & MOTOMURA, 2007


Greeneye spurdog
Classification: Elasmobranchii Squaliformes Squalidae

Reference of the original description
LAST, P.R. & WHITE, W.T. & MOTOMURA, H. (2007)
Part 6 - A description of Squalus chloroculus sp. nov., a new spurdog from southern Australia, and the resurrection of S. montalbani Whitley. CSIRO Marine and Atmospheric Research Paper, 14: 55–69

Image of the original description

Lateral view of Squalus chloroculus sp. nov. Holotype, CSIRO H 4775–01, adult male 753 mm; In: LAST, P.R. & WHITE, W.T. & MOTOMURA, H. 2007 Part 6 - A description of Squalus chloroculus sp. nov, a new spurdog from southern Australia, and the resurrection of S. montalbani Whitley. CSIRO Marine and Atmospheric Research Paper, 14: 55-69



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Citation: Squalus chloroculus LAST, WHITE & MOTOMURA, 2007: In: Database of modern sharks, rays and chimaeras, www.shark-references.com, World Wide Web electronic publication, Version 03/2021

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Squalus chloroculus LAST, WHITE & MOTOMURA, 2007, head: holotype CSIRO H 4775–01, adult male 753 mm TL, dorsal fins: paratype CSIRO H 5941–01, adult male 762 mm TL, denticles: paratype CSIRO H 1405–01, adult male 760 mm TL; In: LAST, P.R. & WHITE, W.T. & MOTOMURA, H. 2007 Part 6 - A description of Squalus chloroculus sp. nov, a new spurdog from southern Australia, and the resurrection of S. montalbani Whitley. CSIRO Marine and Atmospheric Research Paper, 14: 55-69
Common names
eng Greeneye spurdog

Short Description
This species of the "mitsukurii group" is large and is distinguished by the following set of characters: body moderately robust, trunk depth 10.4-13.8% TL (mean 11.7% TL, n=9); snout is broadly triangular, with mouth width 1.72-2.48 (2.07) times the horizontal prenarial length; pre-first dorsal length 29.2-31.8 (30.2)% TL; pre-second dorsal length 60.7-63.6 (61.7)% TL; interdorsal space 23.7-27.5 (24.9)% TL; low raked dorsal fins; second dorsal-fin length 10.9-12.2 (11.6)% TL, height 3.4-4.0 (3.7)% TL, inner margin length 3.9-5.0 (4.4)% TL; second dorsal-fin base 15.1-20.0 (17.2) times the base of second dorsal spine; pre-pectoral length 21.1-24.3 (22.2)% TL; pelvic-caudal space 21.8-25.0 (23.5)% TL; caudal bar is almost upright, extending broadly from the caudal fork up the poster or margin of the upper lobe for 0.6-0.7 of its length in immature individuals, upper caudal fringe forming a narrow saddle along midlength of lobe; flank denticles tricuspid; monospondylous centra 43-46, precaudal centra 84-86, total centra 111-115 [3332].

Distribution
Western Pacific: Australia. Source: www.gbif.org

Size / Weight / Age
85.6 cm TL (male/unsexed; [3332]); 83.2 cm TL (female)

Habitat
bathydemersal; marine; depth range 213 - 1360 m [3332]

Remarks
shark-references Species-ID=6737;