Elasmobranchii (sharks and rays) > Squaliformes
(Bramble, sleeper and dogfish sharks) > Squalidae
Etymology: Squalus: Genus name from Latin 'squalus' meaning shark (Ref. 6885, 27436).
Environment / Climate / Range
Marine; bathydemersal; depth range 320 - 410 m (Ref. 86942). Deep-water, preferred ?; 16°S - 18°S, 168°E - 170°E (Ref. 54898)
Western Central Pacific: Chesterfield Islands (Ref. 11897) and Vate, Vanuatu.
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?, range 65 - ? cm
Max length : 77.0 cm TL (female)
Morphology | Morphometrics
Found on the insular slopes (Ref. 247). Probably ovoviviparous, with 3 young per litter (Ref. 247).
Probably ovoviviparous, with 3 young per litter. Size at birth about 24 cm.
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. (Ref. 247)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 109396)
CITES (Ref. 94142)
Threat to humans
Fisheries: of no interest
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00355 (0.00160 - 0.00785), b=3.07 (2.88 - 3.26), based on LWR estimates for this Genus-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 4.2 ±0.4 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): Very Low, minimum population doubling time more than 14 years (Fec=4).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): High to very high vulnerability (68 of 100) .