Elasmobranchii (sharks and rays) > Squaliformes
(Bramble, sleeper and dogfish sharks) > Etmopteridae
Etymology: Trigonognathus: Greek, trigono = a triangle + Greek, gnathos = jaw (Ref. 45335). Refers to the triangular shape of the jaws (Ref. 31259); kabeyai: Named after Mr. Hiromichi Kabeya who collected the type specimens (Ref. 31259).
Environment / Climate / Range
Marine; bathydemersal; depth range 330 - 360 m (Ref. 31259). Deep-water
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm 52.0  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 47.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 55729); 53.9 cm TL (female); max. published weight: 425.60 g (Ref. 55729); max. published weight: 425.60 g
Northwest Pacific: Wakayama and Tokushima, Japan (Ref. 31259). Reported from the Hawaiian Islands (Ref. 58302).
Specimens collected between 330 and 360 m (Ref. 31259). Ovoviviparous (Ref. 205).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Distinct pairing with embrace (Ref. 205).
Mochizuki, K. and F. Ohe, 1990. Trigonognathus kabeyai, a new genus and species of the squalid sharks from Japan. Jap. J. Ichthyol. 36(4):385-390. (Ref. 31259)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 96402)
CITES (Ref. 94142)
Threat to humans
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 1.0000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00339 (0.00148 - 0.00774), b=3.11 (2.91 - 3.31), based on LWR estimates for this Family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 4.5 ±0.4 se; Based on diet studies.
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): Low, minimum population doubling time 4.5 - 14 years (Fec assumed to be <100).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Moderate vulnerability (43 of 100) .