Haploblepharus pictus

(Müller & Henle, 1838)

Dark shyshark
Classification: Elasmobranchii Carcharhiniformes Pentanchidae

Reference of the original description
Müller, J. & Henle, F.G.J. (1841)
Systematische Beschreibung der Plagiostomen. Berlin, Veit, pp. 1–200

Image of the original description
No image in first description.

Synonyms / new combinations and misspellings
Scyllium pictum

Haploblepharus pictus
Syntype: BMNH: not found NMW: 78529; RMNH: 4161-4164 (2 dryNamibia, 1, 1, 1)

Description :

Citation: Haploblepharus pictus (Müller & Henle, 1838): 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
spa Alitán obscuro, fra \(T\) Roussette sombre, eng Dark shy shark, eng Dark shyshark, eng Shyshark

Short Description
A shyshark with dark markings with large light spots without black edges on a yellowish-brown body and on fins; body also with 7 dark brown or blackish dorsal saddles [536].

Southeast Atlantic: Namibia to southwestern Cape Province, South Africa. Source: www.gbif.org

Human uses
fisheries: subsistence fisheries; gamefish: yes

Oviparous, with 2 egg-cases at a time, hatching at about 11 cm (Ref. 5510). Embryos feed solely on yolk [733]. Inhabits the continental shelf, in inshore waters. Most common in shallow sandy areas. Feeds on small bottom-dwelling fish, crustaceans, and cephalopods.

Size / Weight / Age
57.0 cm TL (male/unsexed; [536])

demersal; marine

shark-references Species-ID=2637;

Parasites (arranged by Jürgen Pollerspöck)
  • Proleptus obtusus Dujardin, 1845 [16576]

  • Achtheinus oblongus Wilson, 1908 [16576]