Elasmobranchii (sharks and rays) > Squaliformes
(Sleeper and dogfish sharks) > Squalidae
Etymology: Cirrhigaleus: Latin, cirrus = curl fringe + Greek, galeos = a shark (Ref. 45335); australis: Derived from the Latin australis in reference to the distribution of this species in the temperate
More on authors: White, Last & Stevens.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; pelagic-oceanic; depth range 360 - 640 m (Ref. 58894). Temperate; 33°S - 42°S
Pacific Ocean: Temperate waters of eastern Australia, and possibly New Zealand (Ref. 58894).
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 123.0 cm TL (female)
Morphology | Morphometrics
A moderately large dogfish of the genus Cirrhigaleus: body very robust, eyes relatively small, upper labial furrows relatively short, first dorsal fin moderately large, slightly raked, second dorsal similar in size to first dorsal fin, raked, first dorsal spine long, its apex located just below apex of fin; second dorsal spine long, its apex located at about level of fin apex; pectoral fins moderately large, flank denticles with three primary cusps, lateral cusps often with cusplets; 50 monospondylous centra,
85 precaudal centra, 114–115 total centra (Ref. 58894).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
White, W.T., P.R. Last and J.D. Stevens, 2007. Cirrhigaleus australis n. sp., a new Mandarin dogfish (Squaliformes: Squalidae) from the south-west Pacific. Zootaxa 1560:19-30. (Ref. 58894)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 125652)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969
): 2.7 - 6.5, mean 3.4 °C (based on 12 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.6250 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00347 (0.00163 - 0.00737), b=3.09 (2.91 - 3.27), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this Subfamily-BS (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 4.3 ±0.6 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): Very Low, minimum population doubling time more than 14 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Fishing Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): High to very high vulnerability (74 of 100) .
Climate Vulnerability (Ref. 125649
): (0 of 100) .