Cirrhigaleus asper  (Merrett, 1973)

Roughskin spurdog
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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 (Dogfish sharks)
Etymology: Cirrhigaleus: Latin, cirrus = curl fringe + Greek, galeos = a shark (Ref. 45335).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; bathydemersal; depth range 200 - 650 m (Ref. 55584).   Deep-water; 35°N - 35°S, 171°W - 51°E (Ref. 55304)

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 120 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 247)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 2; Dorsal soft rays (total): 0; Anal spines: 0; Anal soft rays: 0. A heavy-bodied dogfish with a blunt, rounded snout, large denticles and noticeably rough skin; body without spots; 1st dorsal fin spine behind pectoral fins (Ref. 5578). Dark grey or brown above, lighter below; white edges on fins (Ref. 5578); juveniles brown (Ref. 6577).

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Point map | Introductions | Faunafri

Western Atlantic: North Carolina to the Florida Keys (Ref. 3814) and the northern Gulf of Mexico. Western Indian Ocean: southern Mozambique to South Africa; also Reunion, Comoros, and the Aldabra islands (Ref. 33390). Eastern Central Pacific: Hawaiian Islands.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Found on the upper continental and insular slopes (Ref. 247). Feeds on bony fishes and squids (Ref. 5213). Ovoviviparous (Ref. 205), with 21 to 22 young in a litter (Ref. 247).

Main reference Upload your references | References | Coordinator : Compagno, Leonard J.V. | Collaborators

Compagno, L.J.V., 1984. FAO Species Catalogue. Vol. 4. Sharks of the world. An annotated and illustrated catalogue of shark species known to date. Part 1 - Hexanchiformes to Lamniformes. FAO Fish. Synop. 125(4/1):1-249. Rome: FAO. (Ref. 247)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 90363)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Fisheries: of no interest
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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):  4.5   ±0.62 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  Low, minimum population doubling time 4.5 - 14 years (Fec=21-22).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  High to very high vulnerability (70 of 100) .