Philippine Spurdog, Squalus montalbani Whitley 1931


Other Names: Indonesian Greeneye Spurdog

Philippine Spurdog, Squalus montalbani. Source: Australian National Fish Collection, CSIRO. License: All rights reserved

Summary:

A medium sized dogfish with a broad, pointed snout. Dorsal surfaces and flanks grey, with pale ventral surfaces. A short caudal fin with a distinctive dark marginal bar above the posterior notch. Very similar to Squalus chloroculus but differing in that it has slightly larger dorsal fins and a shorter pre-dorsal length.


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Bray D.J. & Wood D.R. 2018, Squalus montalbani in Fishes of Australia, accessed 04 Dec 2020, http://136.154.202.208/home/species/3521

Philippine Spurdog, Squalus montalbani Whitley 1931

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Distribution

West of Rottnest Island (32°02'S) to the Timor Sea  (124°58'E), Western Australia, and east of Flinders Reef, Queensland (17°38'S) to east of Terrigal, New South Wales (33°28'S); tropical, west Pacific.

Features

Medium sized dogfish with a broad, pointed snout. A short caudal fin with a dark marginal bar above the posterior notch. Prominent dorsal fin spines, similar blade like teeth in the Upper and Lower jaw and an absence of white spots.


Biology

A viviparous (aplacental) species. Males mature at 56 cm

Author

Bray D.J. & Wood D.R. 2018

Philippine Spurdog, Squalus montalbani Whitley 1931

References



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

Rigby, CL, Daley, RK & Simpfendorfer, CA. 2015. Comparison of life histories of two deep-water sharks from eastern Australia: the piked spurdog and the Philippine spurdog. Marine and Freshwater Research - http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/MF15176 Abstract

White, W.T. 2009. Squalus montalbani. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2009: e.T161404A5416602. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2009-2.RLTS.T161404A5416602.en. Downloaded on 17 October 2015.

Quick Facts


CAAB Code:37020047

Biology:Live bearer

Conservation:IUCN Vulnerable

Depth:295-670 m

Max Size:91 cm TL

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