Cephaloscyllium stevensi

Clark & Randall, 2011

Steven's swellshark
Classification: Elasmobranchii Carcharhiniformes Scyliorhinidae

Reference of the original description
Clark, E. & Randall, J.E. (2011)
Cephaloscyllium stevensi: a new species of swellshark (Carcharhiniformes: Scyliorhinidae) from Papua New Guinea. Aqua, International Journal of Ichthyology, 17(1), 23–34

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Cephaloscyllium stevensi
Holotype: USNM: 359091; Paratype: CSIRO: H6820-01; USNM: 329583; USNM: 358812; USNM: 358814;

Description :

Citation: Cephaloscyllium stevensi Clark & Randall, 2011: 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
Steven's swellshark

Short Description
Similar to its congeners, this species is most easily distinguished by its color pattern: gray-brown above, whitish ventrally, mottled with brown and whitish spots of variable size over head and body, including ventrally; 6 large dark brown saddle blotches dorsally on head and body and 3 on caudal fin; first four dorsal dark blotches connecting or leading obliquely to other dark blotches below; small white spots most distinct within or at edges of dark brown blotches (Ref. 86282).

Western Pacific: Papua New Guinea.


Size / Weight / Age
Max length : 66 cm TL (female)

Pelagic-neritic; marine; depth range 240 - 274 m (Ref. 86282)

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