Scymnodalatias sherwoodi (Archey 1921)

Other Names: Sherwood's Dogfish

Sherwood's Dogfish, Scymnodalatias sherwoodi. Source: CSIRO National Fish Collection. License: CC BY Attribution


A rare and slender dogfish with a short and robust snout. With small, rounded and spineless dorsal fins and a deep sub-terminal notch in the caudal fin. Uniformly grey-black.

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Scymnodalatias sherwoodi (Archey 1921)

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400-500 m


Rare species, found off the southern coasts of south-western Australia and Tasmania. Also found off southern New Zealand.


A slender dogfish with a short and robust snout. Dorsal fins small, rounded and spineless. First dorsal fin origin closer to anal fin origin then pectoral fin insertion. Pectoral fin short with a pointed tip. Caudal fin with a deep sub-terminal notch. Uniformly grey-black.


Presumably viviparous (aplacental).


Wood, D.R. 2018

Scymnodalatias sherwoodi (Archey 1921)


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

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CAAB Code:37020052

Depth:400-500 m

Max Size:85 cm TL

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