Haploblepharus edwardsii

(Schinz, 1822)

Puffadder shyshark
Classification: Elasmobranchii Carcharhiniformes Pentanchidae

Reference of the original description
Schinz, H.R. (1822)
Das Thierreich eingetheilt nach dem Bau der Thiere als Grundlage ihrer Naturgeschichte und der vergleichenden Anatomie. Cotta, Stuttgart & Tübingen, 2: i–xvi + 1–835.

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Synonyms / new combinations and misspellings
Catulus edwardii, Haploblepharus edwardsi, Scyliorhinus edwardsii, Scylliorhinus edwardsi, Scyllium edwardsi, Scyllium edwardsii, Squalus edwardsii

Haploblepharus edwardsii
Neotype: SAM: 36079

Description :

Citation: Haploblepharus edwardsii (Schinz, 1822): In: Database of modern sharks, rays and chimaeras, www.shark-references.com, World Wide Web electronic publication, Version 07/2024

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Haploblepharus edwardsii (Schinz, 1822) © Charlene da Silva, Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, South Africa
Common names
deu \(T\) Skaamoog, spa Alitán viperino, fra \(T\) Roussette vipérine, eng Dog fish, eng Puff-adder shy shark, eng Puffadder shyshark

Short Description
Southeastern Cape form: sandy brown with 7 reddish-brown saddles bordered by black, and numerous small, dark brown and white spots between saddles; white below [536]. Natal form: body cream in color with darker brown saddles and irregular white spots; white below [536].

Southeast Atlantic: Cape Agulhas to Natal in South Africa. There are two different forms of this species, the "quot;Cape"quot; and "quot;Natal"quot; types, which differ in coloration and habitat and might be geographic variants or two distinct species (Ref. 6782). Source: www.gbif.org

Human uses
fisheries: subsistence fisheries; gamefish: yes

Oviparous, with 1 egg-case laid per oviduct [517]. Embryos feed solely on yolk [733]. Feeds on fish, cephalopods and crustaceans [517].

Size / Weight / Age
59.0 cm TL (male/unsexed; [517]); 60 cm TL (female)

demersal; marine; depth range 0 - 130 m (Ref. 5510), usually 40 - 130 m (Ref. 5510)

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Parasites (arranged by Jürgen Pollerspöck)