Elasmobranchii (sharks and rays) > Squaliformes
(Bramble, sleeper and dogfish sharks) > Squalidae
Etymology: Cirrhigaleus: Latin, cirrus = curl fringe + Greek, galeos = a shark (Ref. 45335). More on author: Tanaka.
Environment / Climate / Range
Marine; bathydemersal; depth range 140 - 650 m (Ref. 26346). Deep-water; 36°N - 40°S, 120°E - 173°W (Ref. 54331)
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?, range 92 - ? cm
Max length : 126 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 6871)
Western Pacific: southeastern Honshu in Japan, New South Wales in Australia, New Zealand, and Torres Island in Vanuatu.
Found on the uppermost continental and insular slopes, and probably the outer continental-insular shelves (Ref. 31367). Probably feeds on bottom fishes and some invertebrates (Ref. 247). Ovoviviparous (Ref. 205), with 10 pups in a litter (Ref. 247). Although not utilized commercially, the liver is relatively high in squalene oil (Ref. 6871).
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.
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 90363)
Threat to humans
Fisheries: of no interest
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Estimates of some properties based on empirical models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.6250 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00372 (0.00171 - 0.00808), b=3.07 (2.88 - 3.26), based on LWR estimates for this Subfamily-BS (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 4.0 ±0.61 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): Low, minimum population doubling time 4.5 - 14 years (Fec=10).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Very high vulnerability (75 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766