Japanese Shortnose Spurdog

About the Japanese Shortnose Spurdog

The Japanase shortnose spurdog is a rare species of dogfish found in the Western Pacific, from Japan to Vietnam. They have been recorded at depths of up to 130 m.

Only a few specimens have been studied. The longest one was 60 cm long. They’re presumed to be ovoviviparous like their closest relatives, but litter sizes are unknown.

They seem to be abundant around Japan and are commonly caught. There are no population studies yet to determine their population health. They’re considered data deficient.

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Scientific Name Squalus brevirostris
OrderDog and Angelfish Sharks - Squaliformes
GenusSqualus
CitesNot Listed
IUCNData Deficient
ReproductionOvoviviparous
SizeSmall
Litter Size Unknown
Common Length 60.0 cm
Max LenghtNA
Depth Range ? - 130 m
DistributionWestern Central Pacific, Northwest Pacific
EnvironmentDemersal
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