Scyliorhinus capensis   (M??ller & Henle,   1838) (Fish)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class: Elasmobranchii
Order:Carcharhiniformes
Family:Scyliorhinidae

Description
Elongated body, depressed head and slightly shorter trunk than the tail. Snout is obtuse, short or elongated. Large eyes with nictitating membrane. Nasoral grooves are absent or rudimentary. Mouth is wide and nasal cirri are absent or present. Labial folds are present on both jaws or on lower jaw only.
Spiracles are present and 5 pairs of gill-openings are narrow not so wide as the orbit. 2 spineless dorsal fin; first dorsal fin behind or above the pelvics. Base of anal fin is distinctly longer than the base of the second dorsal. Caudal pit is absent. Teeth in numerous rows, tripentacuspid.


Synonym (s)
Scyllium capense Müller & Henle, 1838
Sycliorhinus capense (Müller & Henle, 1838)
(Misspelling)

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology

Biogeography


• INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Biswas, KP (2009) Fishes around Indian Ocean Elasmobranch Fishes Daya publishing house 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

Page last updated on:2011-12-22

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