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Cephaloscyllium ventriosum
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Cephaloscyllium ventriosum

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Cephaloscyllium ventriosum
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Cephaloscyllium ventriosum
Kinds
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Overview
Main identification features
  • head short, flat, broad
  • robust body
  • 1st dorsal fin at rear
  • dark bars and spots
  • c: very asymmetric
CEPHALOSCYLLIUM

SWELL SHARKS

Body stout, tapering to tail; head and snout short, flattened, broad; mouth arched, angular, without lip furrows; eyes horizontal ovals; stomach inflatable; five small gill slits, last two over pectoral; two dorsal fins: first much larger, with origin over pelvic fins, second with origin over anal; pectorals large, blunt; tail short, broad, with little or no lower lobe.

About eight species in this genus which has a primarily tropical to temperate distribution in western Pacific, eastern Pacific and Indian Ocean; with one species endemic to the eastern Pacific.


References
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  • Compagno, L.J.V., 1984., Sharks of the World. An annotated and illustrated catalogue of shark species known to date. Part 2. Carcharhiniformes. FAO Species Catalogue., FAO Fish. Synop. No 125, 4(2):251-655.
  • Eschmeyer , W. N. , Herald , E. S. and Hamman, H., 1983., A field guide to Pacific coast fishes of North America from the Gulf of Alaska to Baja California. Peterson Field Guide Ser. 28., Houghton Mifflin:336pp.
  • Findley, L.T., Hendrickx, M.E., Brusca, R.C., van der Heiden, A.M., Hastings, P.A., Torre, J., 2003., Diversidad de la Macrofauna Marina del Golfo de California, Mexico., CD-ROM versión 1.0. Projecto de la Macrofauna del Golfo .  Derechos reservados de los autores y Conservación Internacional.
  • Fischer , W. , Krup , F. , Schneider , W. , Sommer , C. , Carpenter , K. E. and Niem, V. H., 1995., Guia FAO para la Identificacion de Especies de para los fines de la Pesca. Pacifico Centro-Oriental. Volumen II. Vertebrados - Parte 1., FAO2:647-1200.
  • Garman, S., 1880., New species of Selachians in the museum collection., Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool., Harvard, 6:167-172.
  • Love, M.S., Mecklenburg, C.W., Mecklenburg, T.A., Thorsteinson, L.K., 2005., es of the West Coast and Alaska: a checklist of North Pacific and Artic Ocena species from Baja California to the Alaska-Yukon border., U.S. Department of the Interior, U.S. Geological Survey, Biological Resources Division, 288pp.
  • Pondella II, D.J., Gintert, B.E., Cobb, J.R., Allen, L.G., 2005., Biogeography of the nearshore rocky-reef fishes at the southern and Baja California islands., Journal of Biogeography, 32:187-201.
  • Van der Heiden , A. M. and Findley, L. T., 1988., Lista de los peces marinos del sur de Sinaloa, México., Anales del Centro de Ciencias del Mar y Limnologia de la Universidad Autonoma Nacional de Mexico, 15:209-224.

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