Elasmobranchii (sharks and rays) > Squaliformes
(Sleeper and dogfish sharks) > Squalidae
Etymology: Cirrhigaleus: Latin, cirrus = curl fringe + Greek, galeos = a shark (Ref. 45335). More on author: Tanaka.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; bathydemersal; depth range 140 - 650 m (Ref. 26346). Deep-water; 36°N - 40°S, 120°E - 173°W (Ref. 54331)
Western Pacific: southeastern Honshu in Japan, New South Wales in Australia, New Zealand, and Torres Island in Vanuatu.
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?, range 92 - ? cm
Max length : 126 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 6871)
Found on the uppermost continental and insular slopes, and probably the outer continental-insular shelves (Ref. 31367). Probably feeds on bottom fishes and some invertebrates (Ref. 247). Ovoviviparous (Ref. 205), with 10 pups in a litter (Ref. 247). Although not utilized commercially, the liver is relatively high in squalene oil (Ref. 6871).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Ovoviviparous with 10 young in a litter (5 per uterus).
Compagno, L.J.V., 1984. FAO Species Catalogue. Vol. 4. Sharks of the world. An annotated and illustrated catalogue of shark species known to date. Part 1 - Hexanchiformes to Lamniformes. FAO Fish. Synop. 125(4/1):1-249. Rome, FAO. (Ref. 247)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 123251)
CITES (Ref. 123416)
Threat to humans
Fisheries: of no interest
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969
): 11.2 - 18.7, mean 13.8 °C (based on 39 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.6250 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00347 (0.00159 - 0.00757), b=3.09 (2.90 - 3.28), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 4.0 ±0.61 se; based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): Low, minimum population doubling time 4.5 - 14 years (Fec=10).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Very high vulnerability (76 of 100) .