Iago omanensis

(Norman, 1939)

Bigeye houndshark
Classification: Elasmobranchii Carcharhiniformes Triakidae

Reference of the original description
Norman, J.R. (1939)
Fishes. The John Murray Expedition 1933-34. Scientific Reports, John Murray Expedition, 7(1), 1–116

Synonyms / new combinations and misspellings
Eugaleus omanensis, Galeorhinus omanensis, Iago cf. omanensis

Iago omanensis
Holotype: BMNH: 1939.5.24.9.

Description :

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Common names
spa Cazón ojigrande, fra \(T\) Requin-hâ à gros yeux, eng Bigeye hound shark, eng Bigeye houndshark

Short Description
Brown or grey dorsally, lighter below; dorsal and caudal fins may have darker tips and leading edges [20040].

Western Indian Ocean: Red Sea, Gulf of Aqaba (Ref. 9942) and Gulf of Oman to Pakistan and southwestern India. A low-finned, somewhat short-headed Iago is largely sympatric with Iago omanensis at least off southwestern India, and in the Bay of Bengal there is possibly a dwarf, omanensis-like Iago that may or may not be distinct. Source: www.gbif.org

Human uses
fisheries: subsistence fisheries

Viviparous, placental [733]. Distinct pairing with embrace [17086].

Size / Weight / Age
37.0 cm TL (male/unsexed; [517]); 58 cm TL (female)

bathydemersal; marine; depth range 110 - 2195 m [517]

shark-references Species-ID=3152;

Parasites (arranged by Jürgen Pollerspöck)