Squalus rancureli Fourmanoir & Rivaton, 1979
Cyrano spurdog
Squalus rancureli
photo by FAO

Family:  Squalidae (Dogfish sharks)
Max. size:  77 cm TL (female)
Environment:  pelagic-oceanic; marine; depth range 320 - 410 m
Distribution:  Western Central Pacific: Chesterfield Islands (Ref. 11897) and Vate, Vanuatu.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 2-2; Dorsal soft rays (total): 0-0; Anal spines: 0-0; Anal soft rays: 0-0. No conspicuous black tips on fins, no white spots on body (Ref. 247).
Biology:  Found on the insular slopes (Ref. 247). Probably ovoviviparous, with 3 young per litter (Ref. 247).
IUCN Red List Status: Near Threatened (NT); Date assessed: 27 June 2017 (B1a) Ref. (130435)
Threat to humans:  harmless

Source and more info: www.fishbase.org. For personal, classroom, and other internal use only. Not for publication.