Genus Echinorhinus


Summary:

The genus Echinorhinus contains two species, the Bramble Shark, E. brucus, and the Prickly Shark, E. cookei. Both species are found in Australian waters.

Echinorhinus Blainville, H.M.D. de 1816. Prodrome d'une nouvelle distribution systématique du règne animal. Bulletin des Sciences pars la Société Philomathique de Paris 8: 105(=113)-124 [121] (as a subgenus of Squalus).

Key to species of Echinorhinus

1a. Denticles on body few, sparse, very large, margin of base rather smoothly curved, some denticles fused into plates with multiple cusps ....................................................................................................................... Echinorhinus brucus
1b. Denticles on body numerous, regularly distributed, moderately large, margin of base with star-like points, denticles not fused into plates with multiple cusps ………………………............................................... Echinorhinus cookei

Author: Will White & Dianne J. Bray

Cite this page as:
Will White & Dianne J. Bray, Echinorhinus in Fishes of Australia, accessed 12 Nov 2019, http://fishesofaustralia.net.au/Home/genus/471

References


Compagno, L.J.V. & Niem, V.H. 1998. Hexanchidae, Echinorhinidae, Squalidae. pp. 1208-1232 in Carpenter, K.E. & Niem, V.H. (eds). The Living Marine Resources of the Western Central Pacific. FAO Species Identification Guide for Fisheries Purposes. Rome : FAO Vol. 2 687-1396 pp.

Last, P.R. & Stevens, J.D. 1994. Sharks and Rays of Australia. Canberra : CSIRO Australia 513 pp. 84 pls

Last, P.R. & Stevens, J.D. 2009. Sharks and Rays of Australia. Collingwood : CSIRO Publishing Australia 2, 550 pp.

Stevens, J.D. 1994. Families Echinorhinidae, Squalidae, Oxynotidae, Parascyllidae, Orectolobidae. pp. 91-118 figs 28-73 in Gomon, M.F., Glover, C.J.M. & Kuiter, R.H (eds). The Fishes of Australia's South Coast. Adelaide : State Printer 992 pp. 810 figs

White, W. 2008. Shark Families Heterodontidae to Pristiophoridae. pp. 32-100 in Gomon. M.F., Bray, D.J. & Kuiter, R.H (eds). Fishes of Australia's Southern Coast. Sydney : Reed New Holland 928 pp.