Whitetail Dogfish, Scymnodalatias albicauda Taniuchi & Garrick 1986


Whitetail Dogfish, Scymnodalatias albicauda. Source: CSIRO National Fish Collection. License: CC BY Attribution

Summary:

A slender dogfish with a short and robust snout and short dorsal fins lacking spines. Mottled grey and white, with dark tips to the lobes of the caudal fin. A rare southern species, closely related to Scymnodalatias sherwoodi.


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Wood, D.R. 2018, Scymnodalatias albicauda in Fishes of Australia, accessed 17 Nov 2018, http://fishesofaustralia.net.au/home/species/1673

Whitetail Dogfish, Scymnodalatias albicauda Taniuchi & Garrick 1986

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Depth

150-510 m

Distribution

Found off southern Tasmania and New Zealand, as well dotted throughout the Southern Ocean between latitudes of 40-50 degrees south.

Features

A slender dogfish with a short and robust snout. Dorsal fins short, long and rounded, both lacking spines. Pectoral fins large and pointed. Mottled dark grey to white, with dark tips to the dorsal and ventral lobes of the caudal fin.

Biology

A viviparous (aplacental) species, with litters of up to 59 young. Females mature at 74 cm.

Author

Wood, D.R. 2018

Whitetail Dogfish, Scymnodalatias albicauda Taniuchi & Garrick 1986

References


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

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CAAB Code:37020035

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