Squalus cubensis


Cuban dogfish
Classification: Elasmobranchii Squaliformes Squalidae

Reference of the original description
Some new, rare and little-known fishes from Cuba. Proceedings of the Boston Society of Natural History, 41: 41–76

Image of the original description

Squalus cubensis Howell Rivero, 1936: adult male holotype, Havana (Howell Rivero 1936, Pl. 10)

Synonyms / new combinations and misspellings
Squalus aff. cubensis, Squalus cf. cubensis

Squalus cubensis
Holotype: MCZ: 1458-S; Paratype: MCZ: 1462-S; MCZ: 1459-S; MCZ: 1460-S; MCZ: 1461-S;

Images of types

Description (reviewed) by Clinton Duffy (2016):

Department of Conservation, Private Bag 68908, Newton, Auckland 1145, New Zealand; Tamaki Paenga Hira Auckland War Memorial Museum, The Auckland Domain, Parnell, Auckland, New Zealand.
Citation: Squalus cubensis HOWELL RIVERO, 1936: In: Database of modern sharks, rays and chimaeras, www.shark-references.com, World Wide Web electronic publication, Version 05/2019

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Squalus cubensis Howell Rivero, 1936: Cape Eleuthera, Bahamas © Andy Murch Elasmodiver)
Common names
spa Galludo, eng Cuban dogfish

Short Description
(after Howell Rivero 1936 [11291])
Body fusiform; caudal peduncle with a keel on each side; snout short, blunt and rounded, length 3 times in pre-fourth gill slit length; nostrils closer to tip of snout than mouth, anterior nasal flap bilobed; eyes

Cuba, Bahama’s, Jamaica (Howell Rivero 1936 [11291]; McLaughlin & Morrissey 2004 [24347]). See Remarks. Source: www.gbif.org

Human uses
Commercially fished for liver oil (Compagno 1984 [518]; McLaughlin & Morrissey 2004 [24347]).

Poorly known. McLaughlin & Morrissey (2004) [24347] reported a 720 mm TL (1.7 kg) female was mature, whereas a 640 mm TL (1.01 kg) female was immature. The left ovary of the mature female contained four ripe ova. Howell Rivero (1936) [11291] reported al

Size / Weight / Age
To at least 762 mm TL.

Bathydemersal; marine; common from 137 m to 800 m depth (Howell Rivero 1936 [11291]; McLaughlin & Morrissey 2004 [24347]).

Teeth alike in both jaws, cusps strongly oblique, cutting edges parallel to the jaw; dental formula 14-14/11-11.

shark-references Species-ID=6746;

Parasites (arranged by Jürgen Pollerspöck)