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Squalus bassi sp nov., a new long-snouted spurdog (Chondrichthyes: Squaliformes: Squalidae) from the Agulhas Bank

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Author(s):
Viana, S. T. de. F. L. [1] ; de Carvalho, M. R. [1] ; Ebert, D. A. [2, 3]
Total Authors: 3
Affiliation:
[1] Univ Sao Paulo, Dept Zool, Inst Biociencias, Rua Matao, Travessa 14, 101, BR-05508090 Sao Paulo, SP - Brazil
[2] Moss Landing Marine Labs, Pacific Shark Res Ctr, 8272 Moss Landing Rd, Moss Landing, CA 95039 - USA
[3] South African Inst Aquat Biodivers, Private Bag 1015, ZA-6140 Grahamstown - South Africa
Total Affiliations: 3
Document type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Fish Biology; v. 91, n. 4, p. 1178-1207, OCT 2017.
Web of Science Citations: 3
Abstract

The long-snouted African spurdog Squalus bassi sp. nov. is described based on material collected from the outer shelf and upper continental slope off South Africa and Mozambique. Squalus bassi shares with S. mitsukurii, S. montalbani, S. chloroculus, S. grahami, S. griffini, S. edmundsi, S. quasimodo and S. lobularis a large snout with prenarial length greater than distance between nostrils and upper labial furrows, dermal denticles tricuspidate and rhomboid and elevated number of vertebrae. Squalus bassi can be distinguished from all its congeners by a combination of body and fin colouration, external morphometrics, vertebral counts and shape of dermal denticles. Similar long-snouted congeners from the Indo-Pacific region, including S. montalbani, S. edmundsi and S. lalannei are compared in detail with the new species. This new species has been misidentified as the Japanese S. mitsukurii and the Mediterranean S. blainvillei due to the lack of comparative morphological analyses. The validity of the nominal species S. mitsukurii in the south-eastern Atlantic Ocean and western Indian Ocean is also clarified herein, indicating it has a more restricted geographical distribution in the North Pacific Ocean. (C) 2017 The Fisheries Society of the British Isles (AU)

FAPESP's process: 11/18861-7 - Taxonomic and morphological revision of the family Squalidae Blainville, 1816 (Elasmobranchii: Chondrichthyes: Squaliformes)
Grantee:Sarah Tházia Viana de Figueirêdo
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate
FAPESP's process: 14/26503-1 - Taxonomic revision of species of the family Squalidae Blainville, 1816 (Elasmobranchii: Chondrichthyes: Squaliformes) from Southern Africa
Grantee:Sarah Tházia Viana de Figueirêdo
Support type: Scholarships abroad - Research Internship - Doctorate