Schroederichthys saurisqualus

Soto, 2001

Lizard catshark
Classification: Elasmobranchii Carcharhiniformes Scyliorhinidae

Reference of the original description
Soto, J.M.R. (2001)
Schroederichthys saurisqualus sp. nov. (Carcharhiniformes, Scyliorhinidae), a new species of catshark from southern Brazil, with further data on Schroederichthys species. Mare Magnum, 1(1), 37–50

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Schroederichthys saurisqualus
Holotype: MOVI: 5949; Paratype: MCP: 21788 (formerly MOVI 00096); MOVI: 99; MOVI: 98; MOVI: 160; MOVI: 10199; MOVI: 95; MZUSP: 52903 (formerly MOVI;

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Citation: Schroederichthys saurisqualus Soto, 2001: In: Database of modern sharks, rays and chimaeras,, World Wide Web electronic publication, Version 07/2024

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Schroederichthys saurisqualus Soto, 2001, Paratype of Schroederichthys saurisqualus (MZUSP 52903, male, 400 mm TL) © de Lima et al. 2023
Common names
eng Lizard catshark, por Tubarão-lagartixa

Short Description
Diagnosis: This species is differs from S. tenuis in size at maturity, males 57.8 cm (vs. 42.8) and females 69.2 cm (vs. 37); maximum total length , males 58.8 cm (vs. 46.8) and females 69.2 cm (vs. 42.6); color pattern presence of white spots (vs. none); in having longer interdorsal space, 20.7-22.3% (vs. 17.2-20.6%); longer pelvic-anal space 19.2-20.8% (vs. 14.7-19.4%); dermal denticles morphology, rounded (vs. pointed); and, greater number of vertebrae, 120-123 (vs. 108-113) (Ref. 56497).

Southwest Atlantic: southern Brazil.

Human uses
fisheries: of no interest

Oviparous, paired eggs are laid. Embryos feed solely on yolk [733].

Size / Weight / Age
58.2 cm TL (male/unsexed; (Ref. 56497)); 69.2 cm TL (female)

bathydemersal; marine; depth range 122 - 435 m (Ref. 56497)

shark-references Species-ID=6230;