Western Longnose Spurdog, Squalus nasutus Last, Marshall & White 2007


Other Names: Greeneye Dogfish

A Western Longnose Spurdog, Squalus nasutus. Source: CSIRO National Fish Collection. License: CC BY Attribution

Summary:

A small, slender dogfish with a long slender snout. With prominent dorsal fin spines, a short caudal fin with a dark marginal bar above the posterior notch and a dark central blotch on upper lobe. Grey-brown dorsal surface, a pale ventral surface and dark apices of the dorsal fins. While most spurdogs typically occur in schools, Squalus nasutus appears to be solitary.


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Wood, D.R. 2018, Squalus nasutus in Fishes of Australia, accessed 17 Nov 2018, http://fishesofaustralia.net.au/home/species/3522

Western Longnose Spurdog, Squalus nasutus Last, Marshall & White 2007

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Distribution

Located from Rowley Shoals to Perth in Western Australia, found on the continental slope at depths of 300 – 850 m. Also found in the Philippines and the Indonesian Archipelago.

Features

A small, slender dogfish with a long slender snout. Prominent dorsal fin spines, first spine much shorter than second, both spines slender. Caudal fin short, with a dark marginal bar above the posterior notch and a dark central blotch on upper lobe. Similar blade like teeth in the Upper and Lower jaw and an absence of white spots.

Biology

A viviparous (aplacental) species. Males mature at 46 cm.

Author

Wood, D.R. 2018

Western Longnose Spurdog, Squalus nasutus Last, Marshall & White 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:37020040

Biology:Aplacental viviparous

Depth:300–850 m

Max Size:63 cm TL

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