Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Elasmobranchii (sharks and rays) > Squaliformes
(Bramble, sleeper and dogfish sharks) > Squalidae
Etymology: Cirrhigaleus: Latin, cirrus = curl fringe + Greek, galeos = a shark (Ref. 45335); australis: Derived from the Latin australis in reference to the distribution of this species in the temperate
Southern Hemisphere.. More on author: Last.
Environment / Climate / Range
Marine; pelagic-oceanic; depth range 360 - 640 m (Ref. 58894). Temperate; 33°S - 42°S
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 123.0 cm TL (female)
Morphology | Morphometrics
A moderately large dogfish of the genus Cirrhigaleus: body very robust, eyes relatively small, upper labial furrows relatively short, first dorsal fin moderately large, slightly raked, second dorsal similar in size to first dorsal fin, raked, first dorsal spine long, its apex located just below apex of fin; second dorsal spine long, its apex located at about level of fin apex; pectoral fins moderately large, flank denticles with three primary cusps, lateral cusps often with cusplets; 50 monospondylous centra,
85 precaudal centra, 114–115 total centra (Ref. 58894).
Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Point map | Introductions | Faunafri
Pacific Ocean: Temperate waters of eastern Australia, and possibly New Zealand (Ref. 58894).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
White, W.T., P.R. Last and J.D. Stevens, 2007. Cirrhigaleus australis n. sp., a new Mandarin dogfish (Squaliformes: Squalidae) from the south-west Pacific. Zootaxa 1560:19-30. (Ref. 58894)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 96402)
CITES (Ref. 94142)
Threat to humans
CountriesFAO areasEcosystemsOccurrencesIntroductionsStocksEcologyDietFood itemsFood consumptionRation
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.6250 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00355 (0.00160 - 0.00785), b=3.08 (2.89 - 3.27), based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)Family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 4.3 ±0.6 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): Very Low, minimum population doubling time more than 14 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): High vulnerability (64 of 100) .