Cook's Swellshark, Cephaloscyllium cooki Last, Séret & White 2008


Cook's Swellshark, Cephaloscyllium cooki. Source: Australian National Fish Collection, CSIRO. License: CC by Attribution-NonCommercial

Summary:
A small rare greyish-brown swell shark with eight pale-edged dark saddles along the body and tail, the first curved forward to the eyes, and pale spots on the snout, fins and inside the saddles. 

Cite this page as:
Dianne J. Bray, Cephaloscyllium cooki in Fishes of Australia, accessed 27 Nov 2020, http://136.154.202.208/home/species/2622

Cook's Swellshark, Cephaloscyllium cooki Last, Séret & White 2008

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Distribution

Known only from the Arafura Sea - from Northern Territory, Australia, to the Tanimbar Islands, Indonesia.

Biology

Nothing is known of the habitat and ecology of this species.

Author

Dianne J. Bray

Cook's Swellshark, Cephaloscyllium cooki Last, Séret & White 2008

References


Kyne, P.M. 2011. Cephaloscyllium cooki. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. . Downloaded on 09 February 2014.

Last, P.R. & Stevens, J.D. 2009. Sharks and Rays of Australia. Second Edition. CSIRO Publishing, Collingwood.

Last, P.R., Séret, B. & White, W.T. 2008. New swellsharks (Cephalosyllium: Scyliorhinidae) from the Indo-Australian region. CSIRO Marine and Atmospheric Research Paper 22: 129–146.

Quick Facts


CAAB Code:37015038

Conservation:Data Deficient

Depth:225-300 m

Habitat:Bottom-dweller

Max Size:30 cm TL

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