Morphology Data of Squatina caillieti
Identification keys
Main Ref. Walsh, J.H., D.A. Ebert and L.J.V. Compagno, 2011
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 other
Cross section
Dorsal head profile
Type of eyes
Type of mouth/snout
Position of mouth
Type of scales placoid scales

This squatinid is distinguished from other western North Pacific squatinids based on the following characters: unfringed barbels with rod-like tips; upper lip arch semi-oval in shape, upper lip arch height (1.2), its width (4.3); with large papillae on the inside posterior margin of the spiracles; a greater interspiracle space (8.9) than interorbital space (8.6); no midback row of thorny tubercles; no large prominent ocelli on pectoral fins; pelvic fin tips reaching first dorsal origin, pelvic fin base short (12.9), pelvic inner margin very short (8.6) and short pelvic posterior margin (16.3); pelvic girdle width (27.9) more than 1.4 times greater than head length (18.7); dorsal fins angular, greater interdorsal space (7.4) than dorsal caudal space (6.4), with subdorsal saddles; caudal fin lobed, very short upper postventral caudal margin (2.5) (Ref. 86399).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Squatina caillieti

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
preanal 111 - 111
total 137 - 137


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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