Squalus mitsukurii   Jordan & Snyder,  1903 (Fish)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Elasmobranchii

Image copyrights: Fischer, L.G.

Color: Pearl-grey above, white below.

A large dogfish with a long, angular snout and a small mouth slightly more than half the snout length; body without spots; 1st dorsal fin spine over pectoral fins. fins with white edges, sides rarely with white spots.

Ovoviviparous, with about 4 to 9 pups in a litter.

Synonym (s)
Squalus mitsukuri Jordan & Snyder, 1903

Common Name (s)
• Shortspine Spurdog (English)
Economic Importance and Threats
Importance:  Commercial

Habitat:  Bentho Pelagic
Prey:  Bony fishes including hake, snoek, conger eels and lantern fishes, cephalopods, and crustaceans
IUCN Status:  Data Deficient


• Kerala, Kochi Fisheries Harbour INDIA (Record: 01/2008-06/2009) (Depth: 29-600 mts)

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 - nopr.niscair.res.in/bitstream/.../1/IJMS%2040(3)%20347-355.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

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