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Cephaloscyllium zebrum  Last & White, 2008

Narrowbar swellshark
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Elasmobranchii (sharks and rays) > Carcharhiniformes (Ground sharks) > Scyliorhinidae (Cat sharks)
Etymology: Cephaloscyllium: Greek, kephale = head + skylion = dogfish (Ref. 80388);  zebrum: Named for the Amharic zebra (a striped equine of Africa); refers to the colour pattern of narrow bars on the dorsal and lateral surfaces of the head and body..   More on author: Last.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; bathypelagic; depth range ? - 454 m (Ref. 76948).   Tropical, preferred ?

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Western Pacific: Australia.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 44.5 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 76948); 43.5 cm TL (female)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

A small species with the following set of characters: head 10.2-11.1% TL in height, trunk narrow, its width 14.7-15.7% TL; origin of first dorsal-fin slightly behind mid pelvic-fin base; prenarial 4.4-4.8% TL in length; preorbital snout length is 1.5 times prenarial length, 2.8-2.9 in prepectoral length, about 6.3 in prepelvic length; snout-vent, 49.4-50.3% TL in length; nostril 2.2-2.4% TL in width; eye-spiracle space is wide, 1.1-1.3% TL; height of pectoral fin 11.3-12.1% TL, posterior margin length 10.6-11.6% TL; height of anal fin 3.2-3.3% TL; anal-caudal space about 5.4% TL; precaudal length 75-76% TL; interdorsal space 6.2-7.7% TL; teeth often with 3-5 cusps near symphysis of upper jaw; flank denticles are unicuspidate or weakly tricuspidate; back with no greatly enlarged denticles; adult clasper is long, up to 8.2% TL, almost reaching anal fin, interspace about 3.9 in anal-fin base; vertebral centra 110-111; low tooth count, each jaw with 59-62 teeth; upper half is pale with 31-34 narrow, saddle-like bars on body and tail; broad interspaces between bars, about 1.5 times width of adjacent bar; no large blotches (Ref. 76948).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

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

Last, P.R. and W.T. White, 2008. Two new saddled swellsharks (Cephaloscyllium: Scyliorhinidae) from Eastern Australia. In Last, P.R., White, W.T. & Pogonoski, J.J. (eds.): Descriptions of New Australian Chondrichthyans. CSIRO Marine and Atmospheric Research Paper no. 22. (Ref. 76948)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 109396)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00324 (0.00159 - 0.00657), b=3.11 (2.93 - 3.29), based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  4.0   ±0.5 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Moderate vulnerability (36 of 100) .