Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Elasmobranchii (sharks and rays) > Squaliformes
(Bramble, sleeper and dogfish sharks) > Somniosidae
Etymology: Scymnodalatias: Greek, skymnos, -ou = little lion + Greek, dalos, -ou = burning piece of wood (Ref. 45335).
Environment / Climate / Range
Marine; bathypelagic; depth range 300 - 300 m (Ref. 10905). Deep-water
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions | Faunafri
Eastern Central Atlantic: known only from the holotype taken from one of the seamounts of the North Atlantic Ridge located north of the Azores.
Ovoviviparous (Ref. 205).
Kukuev, E.I. and I.I. Konovalenko, 1988. Two new species of sharks of the genus Scymnodalatias (Dalatiidae) from the North Pacific and Southeastern Pacific Oceans. J. Ichthyol. 28(1):122-126.
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 90363)
Threat to humans
CountriesFAO areasEcosystemsOccurrencesIntroductionsStocksEcologyDietFood itemsFood consumptionRation
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
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Estimates of some properties based on empirical models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5625 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00501 (0.00208 - 0.01208), b=3.13 (2.92 - 3.34), based on LWR estimates for this Subfamily-BS (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 4.1 ±0.5 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): Low, minimum population doubling time 4.5 - 14 years (Fec assumed to be <100).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): High vulnerability (58 of 100) .