Eastern Highfin Spurdog, Squalus albifrons Last, White & Stevens 2007


Other Names: Greeneye Dogfish

An Eastern Highfin Spurdog, Squalus albifrons. Source: CSIRO National Fish Collection. License: CC BY Attribution

Summary:

A medium sized dogfish with a short rounded snout and a relatively robust head. Pale grey on the dorsal surface and white on the ventral surface. With an upright first dorsal fin and a slightly concaved pectoral fin. The caudal fin is short and noticeable for its lack of a distinctive dark bar through its ventral lobe.


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Wood, D.R. 2018, Squalus albifrons in Fishes of Australia, accessed 17 Nov 2018, http://fishesofaustralia.net.au/home/species/3514

Eastern Highfin Spurdog, Squalus albifrons Last, White & Stevens 2007

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Distribution

From the Queensland plateau (off Cairns) to Montague Island (New South Wales). Endemic to these Australian subtropical regions.

Features

Medium sized dogfish, with a short rounded snout and a relatively robust head. Upright first dorsal fin and prominent dorsal fin spines, base of first spine usual more robust then second spine. A slightly concaved, long pectoral fin and a relatively short caudal fin with a white posterior margin and lacking a distinctive dark bar through its ventral lobe. Similar blade like teeth in the Upper and Lower jaw. Pale grey and lacking white spots on the body.

Biology

A viviparous (aplacental) species.

Author

Wood, D.R. 2018

Eastern Highfin Spurdog, Squalus albifrons Last, White & Stevens 2007

References


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

Quick Facts


CAAB Code:37020038

Depth:131–450 m

Max Size:86 cm TL

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