Cyrano Spurdog

About the Cyrano Spurdog

The Cyrano Spurdog is a dogfish, member of the family Squalidae, found in the Western Central Pacific Ocean.

Biology and Description:

There is not enough information regarding this species’ biology and ecology. Females reach a maximum size of 77.0 cm TL and mature at 65 cm TL. This species is ovoviviparous with 3 young per litter. Size at birth is about 24 cm TL.

Habitat:

The Cyrano Spurdog occurs on insular slopes, at 320 to 400 m depth. This species is bathydemersal. Found in the western central Pacific Ocean (Chesterfield Islands, and Vate, Vanuatu).

Conservation:

Currently no of interest to fisheries. There are currently no conservation actions in place for this species.  

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Scientific Name Squalus rancureli
OrderDog and Angelfish Sharks - Squaliformes
GenusSqualus
CitesNot Listed
IUCNNear Threatened
ReproductionOvoviviparous
SizeSmall
Litter Size 3
Common Length 77.0 cm
Max LenghtNA
Depth Range 320 - 410 m
DistributionWestern Central Pacific
EnvironmentBathydemersal
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