Proscyllium alcocki [Status Unaccepted]   Misra,  1950 (Fish)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class: Elasmobranchii
Order:Carcharhiniformes
Family:Proscylliidae

Description
Body slender and elongated. Trunk is shorter than tail. Snout is rounded. Eyes are large with rudimentary nictitating membrane. Nasoral grooves and cirri are absent. Labial folds are rudimentary . Spiracles are small and located close behind eyes. Five pairs of gill-openings are found. Two spineless dorsal fins, first dorsal fin is situated before the pelvics. Anal fin is long. Caudal pit is absent. Teeth are dimorphous on the upper jaw tetramorphous on the lower jaw.


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Biogeography


• Andaman and Nicobar Islands INDIA
• INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Talwar, PK (1990) Fishes of Andaman and Nicobar Islands: A synoptic survey Journal of the Andaman Science Association Andaman Science Association, Port Blair 6(2) 71-102 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
  • Biswas, KP (2009) Fishes around Indian Ocean Elasmobranch Fishes Daya publishing house Available at - NIO,Goa

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