Squalus lalannei Baranes, 2003
photo by Baranes, A.

Family:  Squalidae (Dogfish sharks)
Max. size:  61.5 cm TL (male/unsexed); 78.8 cm TL (female)
Environment:  bathydemersal; marine; depth range - 1000 m
Distribution:  Western Indian Ocean: Seychelles.
Diagnosis:  This species is characterized by having a low number of precaudal vertebrae (67-69); rounded free rear tip of pectoral; only 1 developed lobe at the anterior part of nostril flap; nostrils' inner corner at about midway between tip of snout and upper lip; uniformly grey body color with dorsal fins blackish (Ref. 76802).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 24 April 2018 Ref. (130435)
Threat to humans:  harmless

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