Edmunds' Spurdog, Squalus edmundsi White, Last & Stevens 2007


Other Names: Western Highfin Spurdog

Edmunds' Spurdog, Squalus edmundsi. Source: CSIRO National Fish Collection. License: CC BY Attribution

Summary:

A small elongated dogfish with a long pointed snout with prominent dorsal fin spines. Dorsal surface and flanks a pale grey with a paler ventral surface. Notable for an oblique, dark caudal bar through the base of the lower caudal fin lobe.


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Wood, D.R. 2018, Squalus edmundsi in Fishes of Australia, accessed 20 Nov 2018, http://fishesofaustralia.net.au/home/species/3518

Edmunds' Spurdog, Squalus edmundsi White, Last & Stevens 2007

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Distribution

Off eastern Indonesia and between Bunbury and Rowley Shoals Australia. Inhabiting the upper continental slope at a depth of 200-850 m.

Features

Small elongated dogfish with a long pointed snout with prominent dorsal fin spines. A short caudal fin with a dark oblique bar across the base of the lower lobe. Similar blade like teeth in the Upper and Lower jaw.

Biology

A viviparous (aplacental) species. Males mature at 54 cm TL.

Author

Wood, D.R. 2018

Edmunds' Spurdog, Squalus edmundsi White, Last & 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:37020046

Biology:Aplacental viviparous

Depth:204–850 m

Max Size:87 cm TL

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