Elasmobranchii (sharks and rays) > Carcharhiniformes
(Ground sharks) > Scyliorhinidae
Etymology: Scyliorhinus: Greek, skylla = a kind of shark + Greek, rhinos = nose (Ref. 45335).
Environment / Climate / Range
Marine; bathydemersal; depth range 200 - 600 m (Ref. 55584), usually 366 - 550 m (Ref. 244). Deep-water; 30°N - 20°N
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 32.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 244)
Morphology | Morphometrics
Broad rounded snout. Pale brown back and upper sides transversely marked by series of indistinct darker blotches. Finer markings consist of small oval whitish spots, evenly distributed over the whole back and upper sides (Ref. 6032).
Western Central Atlantic: southern Florida (USA), Bahamas, and Cuba.
Found on the upper continental slope. Little is known of its biology. Oviparous (Ref. 50449).
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 2 - Carcharhiniformes. FAO Fish. Synop. 125(4/2):251-655. 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
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00324 (0.00151 - 0.00695), b=3.10 (2.91 - 3.29), based on LWR estimates for this Subfamily-BS (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.8 ±0.6 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): Very Low, minimum population doubling time more than 14 years (Fec assumed to be <10).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low to moderate vulnerability (31 of 100) .