Cirrhigaleus australis  White, Last & Stevens, 2007

Southern Mandarin Dogfish
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Elasmobranchii (sharks and rays) > Squaliformes (Bramble, sleeper and dogfish sharks) > Squalidae (Dogfish sharks)
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 Ecology

Marine; pelagic-oceanic; depth range 360 - 640 m (Ref. 58894).   Temperate; 33°S - 42°S

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Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 123.0 cm TL (female)

Short description 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).

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Pacific Ocean: Temperate waters of eastern Australia, and possibly New Zealand (Ref. 58894).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

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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. 90363)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.6250   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00380 (0.00173 - 0.00838), b=3.07 (2.88 - 3.26), based on LWR estimates for this Subfamily-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  4.3   ±0.6 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  .
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  High to very high vulnerability (71 of 100) .