Morphology Data of Squalus edmundsi
Identification keys
Main Ref. White, W.T., P.R. Last and J.D. Stevens, 2007
Appearance refers to
Bones in OsteoBase

Sex attributes

Specialized organs
Different appearance
Different colors

Descriptive characteristics of juvenile and adult

Striking features
Body shape lateral elongated
Cross section
Dorsal head profile
Type of eyes
Type of mouth/snout
Position of mouth
Type of scales placoid scales

This moderate-sized species of the ‘mitsukurii group’ has the following set of characters: moderately elongate body, depth 9.9-11.5% TL; narrowly triangular snout, moderately long, preoral length 2.0-2.44 times the horizontal prenarial length, 10.3-10.8% TL, mouth width 1.56-1.81 (1.73) times the horizontal prenarial length; pre-first dorsal length 27.7-30.0 (28.5)% TL; pre-second dorsal length 60.2-62.9 (61.3)% TL; interdorsal space 23.5-25.6 (24.7)% TL; weakly bifurcated anterior nasal flap; first dorsal fin large, upright, first dorsal-fin height 7.0-8.0% TL; first dorsal-fin spine strong, upright and broad-based; second dorsal-fin spine long, moderately broad-based; prepectoral length 21.9-23.1 (22.6)% TL; pelvic-caudal space 25.0-26.7 (25.9)% TL; pectoral fin of adult individuals not falcate; pectoral-fin inner margin relatively short, 6.4-7.1% TL; caudal bar is oblique, extending along base of lower lobe to caudal fork, less than 0.1-0.2 of posterior margin of upper lobe, upper caudal fringe narrow, with a large dark saddle, distinctly closer to tip of lobe than its base; flank denticles are strongly tricuspidate; monospondylous centra 43-44, precaudal centra 86-91, total centra 1130-120 (Ref. 58442).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Squalus edmundsi

Lateral Lines Interrupted: No
Scales on lateral line
Pored lateral line scales
Scales in lateral series
Scale rows above lateral line
Scale rows below lateral line
Scales around caudal peduncle
Gill clefts (sharks/rays only)
Gill rakers
on lower limb
on upper limb


Dorsal fin(s)

Fins number
Finlets No. Dorsal   
Spines total
Soft-rays total
Adipose fin

Caudal fin


Anal fin(s)

Fins number
Spines total
Soft-rays total

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  
Pelvics Attributes  
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Capuli, Estelita Emily
Modified by Bailly, Nicolas
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