Cephaloscyllium silasi   (Talwar,  1974) (Fish)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Elasmobranchii

Image Copyrights: FAO

Size: 31.8 cm- 36 cm

Colour:Seven moderately broad dark brown saddles on a light brown background and an obscure darker bloch over the pectoral inner margins.

Mouth large, crescentic with short labial folds only at angle of lower jaw, nostrils nearer to eye than snout tip. Anterior nasal flaps elongate, lobate and overlapping mouth posteriorly. Five pairs of gillslits and spiracle small.

Synonym (s)
Scyliorhinus silasi Talwar, 1974

Common Name (s)
• Catshark (English)
• Indian Swellshark (English)
• Ground shark
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Demersal


• Southwest Coast INDIA
• Kerala, Kochi Fisheries Harbour INDIA (Record: 01/2008-06/2009) (Depth: 300 mts)

Literature Source(s)
  • Raje, SG; Sivakami, S; Mohanraj, G; Manoj Kumar, PP; Raju, A and Joshi, KK (2007) An atlas on the Elasmobranch fishery resources of India CMFRI Special publication CMFRI, Cochin, India. 95 253pp Available at - http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/4056/1/Special_Publn_95.pdf
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • Froese, R and Pauly, D (2000) Fishbase 2000: Concepts, design and data sources ICLARM 344 pp Available at - http://www.fishbase.org
  • Akhilesh, KV; Ganga, U; Pillai, NGK; Vivekanandan, E; Bineesh, KK; Shanis, CPR and Hashim, M (2011) Deep-sea fishing for chondrichthyan resources and sustainability concerns-a case study from southwest coast of India Indian Journal of Geo-Marine Sciences NISCAIR 40(3) 347-355 Available at - nopr.niscair.res.in/bitstream/.../1/IJMS%2040(3)%20347-355.pdf

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