Cephaloscyllium zebrum Last & White 2008


Other Names: Narrowbar Swellshark

A Narrowbar Swellshark, Cephaloscyllium zebrum. Source: Australian National Fish Collection, CSIRO. License: CC by Attribution-NonCommercial

Summary:
A small cream-coloured swell shark with 31-34 narrow, widely-spaced saddle-like bars along the body and tail.

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Dianne J. Bray, Cephaloscyllium zebrum in Fishes of Australia, accessed 27 Jan 2020, http://136.154.202.208/home/species/2626

Cephaloscyllium zebrum Last & White 2008

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Distribution

Endemic to northeastern Australia, and known only from a few specimens collected near Flinders Reef, Queensland. The species may be more widely distributed along the continental slope off northeastern Australia.

Biology

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

Etymology

The specific name zebrum is for the Amharic 'zebra' (a striped equine of Africa), in reference to the colour pattern of narrow bars on the dorsal and lateral surfaces of the head and body.

Author

Dianne J. Bray

Cephaloscyllium zebrum Last & White 2008

References


Compagno, L.J.V. & V.H. Niem, 1998. Scyliorhinidae. Catsharks. p. 1279-1292. In K.E. Carpenter and V.H. Niem (eds.) FAOIdentification Guide for Fishery Purposes. The Living Marine Resources of the Western Central Pacific. FAO, Rome. (as Cephaloscyllium Sp D)

Compagno, L.J.V., D. Dando & S. Fowler. 2005. A field guide to the sharks of the world. Harper Collins Publishing Ltd., London, 368 pp. (as Cephaloscyllium Sp D)

Kyne, P.M. & Cavanagh, R.D. 2011. Cephaloscyllium zebrum. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. . Downloaded on 09 February 2014.

Last, P.R. & W.T. White. 2008. Two new saddled swellsharks (Cephaloscyllium: Scyliorhinidae) from Eastern Australia. In Last, P.R., White, W.T. & Pogonoski, J.J. (eds). Descriptions of New Australian Chondrichthyans. CSIRO Marine and Atmospheric Research Paper no. 22.

Quick Facts


CAAB Code:37015032

Conservation:Data Deficient

Depth:444-454 m

Habitat:Bottom-dweller

Max Size:45 cm TL

Native:Endemic

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