Zameus squamulosus   (Gunther,  1877) (Fish)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Elasmobranchii

Image copyrights: Reyes, P.

Color: Black.

Small dorsal fin spines, moderately long snout, small lanceolate teeth without cusplets in upper jaw and large high, knife-cusped cutting teeth in lower jaw, mouth moderately wide and nearly transverse, caudal fin with strong subterminal notch and short lower lobe.


Synonym (s)
Centrophorus squamulosus Gunther, 1877
Centroscymnus squamulosus (Gunther, 1877)
Scymnodon niger Chu & Meng, 1982
Scymnodon squamulosus (Gunther, 1877)

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats
Importance:  Commercial
(Fisheries; Used dried and salted for human consumption and for fishmeal)

Habitat:  Pelagic, Demersal
IUCN Status:  Data Deficient


• Kerala, Kochi Fisheries Harbour INDIA (Record: 01/2008-06/2009)

Literature Source(s)
  • 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 -
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at -
  • Froese, R and Pauly, D (2000) Fishbase 2000: Concepts, design and data sources ICLARM 344 pp Available at -

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