Greeneye Dogfish, Squalus notocaudatus Last, White & Stevens 2007


Other Names: Bartail Spurdog
Summary:

A Medium sized dogfish with a robust head and short snout. Pale grey-brown dorsal surface and white ventral surface. Similar to Squalus albifrons, differs from it in having a dark oblique bar through the base of the caudal fin and being paler on the dorsal surface.


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Bray, D.J. & Wood, D. 2018, Squalus notocaudatus in Fishes of Australia, accessed 04 Dec 2020, http://136.154.202.208/home/species/5428

Greeneye Dogfish, Squalus notocaudatus Last, White & Stevens 2007

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Distribution

Found off Queensland between Cairns and Rockhampton at depths of 220-450 m. Endemic to Australia.

Features

Medium sized dogfish with a robust head and a short snout. Upright dorsal fin with prominent and slender dorsal fin spines, first dorsal fin spine shorter than the second. Long deeply concaved pectoral fin, long caudal fin with a dark bar through the ventral lobe, upper caudal lobe without sub-terminal notch.

Biology

A viviparous (aplacental) species.

Species Citation

Squalus notocaudatus Last, White & Stevens 2007, CSIRO Marine and Atmospheric Research Paper 14: 48, figs 9-12. Type locality: east of Flinders Reef, QLD [17°27'S, 149°46'E]. 

Author

Bray, D.J. & Wood, D. 2018

Resources

Australian Faunal Directory

Greeneye Dogfish, Squalus notocaudatus Last, White & Stevens 2007

References


Compagno, L.J.V., Dando, M. & Fowler, S. 2005. A Field Guide to the Sharks of the World. London : Collins 368 pp. (as Squalus sp. A)

Last, P.R., White, W.T. & Stevens, J.D. 2007. Part 5 — New species of Squalus of the 'highfin megalops group' from the Australasian region. pp. 39-53 in Last, P.R., White, W.T. & Pogonoski, J.J. (eds). Descriptions of new dogfishes of the genus Squalus (Squaloidea: Squalidae). CSIRO Marine and Atmospheric Research Paper 14: 1-130 

Last, P.R. & Stevens, J.D. 1994. Sharks and Rays of Australia. Canberra : CSIRO Australia 513 pp. 84 pls. (as Squalus sp. A)

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

Lisney, T.J. & Cavanagh, R.D. (SSG Australia & Oceania Regional Workshop, March 2003). 2003. Squalus notocaudatus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2003: e.T42722A10748523. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2003.RLTS.T42722A10748523.en. Downloaded on 11 April 2018.

Quick Facts


CAAB Code:37020037

Biology:Aplacental viviparous

Conservation:IUCN Data Deficient

Depth:225–454 m

Max Size:62 cm TL

Species Maps

CAAB distribution map