Cephaloscyllium formosanum

Teng, 1962

Classification: Elasmobranchii Carcharhiniformes Scyliorhinidae

Reference of the original description
Teng, H.-T. (1962)
Classification and distribution of the Chondrichthyes of Taiwan. Ogawa Press, Maizuru, Kyoto, Japan, pp. 1–304, figs 1–77

Cephaloscyllium formosanum
Holotype: TFRI: 4339;

Description :

Citation: Cephaloscyllium formosanum Teng, 1962: In: Database of modern sharks, rays and chimaeras, www.shark-references.com, World Wide Web electronic publication, Version 07/2024

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Common names
Formosa swellshark

Short Description
Original diagnose after NAKAYA, INOUE & HO, 2013 [20016]: Four broad dark saddle blotches before first dorsal fin; first saddle just behind eye, second saddle over gill openings, third saddle above inner margin of pectoral fin and fourth above pelvic fin origin. A narrow dark band between third and fourth saddle blotches. Numerous small white spots on all body. Margins of egg case indented. Medium-sized species getting mature at size less than 65 cm TL.

Off Dong-gang, western South Taiwan [20016];

Size / Weight / Age
Size at maturation less than 655 mm TL (female). Maximum size at least 655 mm TL (female) [20016];

marine, depths about 365 m [20016];

number of upper jaw teeth 68, lower jaw teeth 78 (Teng, 1962). All teeth same, with 3 (infrequently 5) cusps, principal cusp large and long; no symphyseal tooth on upper jaw, but three small teeth on lower jaw symphysis [20016];

shark-references Species-ID=13814;