Squalus blainvillei   (Risso)  1827 (Fish)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Elasmobranchii

Image copyrights: Government of India

Color: Uniform dark gray; inner side of claspers and skin around vent pale white.

Body elongate and fusiform. Head depressed, the snout bluntly pointed; mouth very slightly arched, teeth alike in both jaws, small, compressed, with a single cusp and strongly oblique. Spiracles rather small. Distance from tip of snout to inner corner of nostril greater than that from inner corner of nostril to upper labial furrow. Two dorsal fins; dorsal fin spines fairly prominent, the first spine in font of or over free rear tips of pectoral fins; second dorsal fin markedly smaller than first. Posterior margin of pectoral fin weakly concave, their free tips rounded. Denticles broad and tricuspidate on sides of body.

Synonym (s)
Acanthias blainvillei Risso 1826
Squalus fernandinus Silas and Prasad (nec Molina) 1969

Common Name (s)
• Bigeye Dogfish (English)
Economic Importance and Threats



• INDIA (Record: 1984)

Literature Source(s)
  • Talwar, PK and Kacker, RK (1984) Commercial sea fishes of India ZSI, Calcutta 997 pp Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org

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