Squalus japonicus


Japanese spurdog
Classification: Elasmobranchii Squaliformes Squalidae

Reference of the original description
ISHIKAWA, C. (1908)
Description of a new species of squaloid shark from Japan (Squalus japonicus). Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia, 60: 71–73

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Squalus japonicus
Neotype: NSMT: P 44380;

Description :

Citation: Squalus japonicus ISHIKAWA, 1908: 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 japonicus (CSIRO H 6294–31, female 571 mm TL); Squalus japonicus (HUMZ 80224, female 641 mm TL); In: LAST, P.R. & MARSHALL, L.J. & WHITE, W.T. 2007 Part 8 - Squalus nasutus sp. nov, a new long-snouted spurdog of the S. japonicus group from the Indian Ocean. CSIRO Marine and Atmospheric Research Paper, 14: 83-90
Common names
spa Galludo japones, fra \(T\) Aiguillat togari, eng Japanese spurdog

Western Pacific: southeastern Japan and East China Sea, including the Republic of Korea, the Philippines, and the Arafura Sea (Ref. 9819). Source: www.gbif.org

Human uses
fisheries: minor commercial; price category: medium; price reliability: questionable: based on ex-vessel price for species in this genus

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

bathydemersal; marine; depth range 150 - 300 m [544]

shark-references Species-ID=6778;

Parasites (arranged by Jürgen Pollerspöck)
  • Elthusa splendida (SADOWSKY & MOREIRA, 1981) [29093]