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Oxynotus bruniensis  (Ogilby, 1893)

Prickly dogfish
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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa

Elasmobranchii (sharks and rays) > Squaliformes (Bramble, sleeper and dogfish sharks) > Oxynotidae (Rough sharks)
Etymology: Oxynotus: Greek, oxys = sharp + Greek, noton = back (Ref. 45335).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; bathydemersal; depth range 45 - 1070 m (Ref. 26346), usually 350 - 650 m (Ref. 6871).   Deep-water, preferred ?; 31°S - 55°S, 125°E - 172°W (Ref. 54691)

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Southwest Pacific: confined to temperate waters off southern Australia and New Zealand.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?, range 60 - ? cm
Max length : 60.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 247); 72.0 cm TL (female)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Anal spines: 0; Anal soft rays: 0. Uniform grey-brown coloration; short, blunt snout; high sail-like dorsal fins with spines and broad apices, first dorsal spine inclined backward; high, thick triangular body with large, rough denticles; circular spiracles; lanceolate upper teeth, lower blade-like teeth in less than 12 rows (Ref. 247).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Found on outer continental and insular shelves and uppermost slopes (Ref. 247). Probably feeds on bottom invertebrates and fishes. Ovoviviparous (Ref. 205). Taken incidentally with bottom trawls but probably not used (Ref. 247).

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae

Ovoviviparous, with 7 young in a litter (Ref. 247). Size at birth about 24 cm (Ref. 6871). Distinct pairing with embrace (Ref. 205).

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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. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




Human uses

Fisheries: of no interest
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