Scymnodalatias albicauda Taniuchi & Garrick, 1986
Whitetail dogfish
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 Family:  Somniosidae (Sleeper sharks)
 Max. size:  111 cm TL (male/unsexed)
 Environment:  bathypelagic; depth range 150 - 510 m, oceanodromous
 Distribution:  Eastern Indian Ocean: southern Australia. Southwest Pacific: New Zealand.
 Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 0-0. Grey and white, mottled with large brown or black spots; tail mostly white with black tips (Ref. 26346). Dorsal fins small, pectoral fins angular, and an asymmetric caudal fin with a dark-tipped upper lobe (Ref. 6871).
 Biology:  Oceanic (Ref. 6871). A rare species known only from a few specimens taken by tuna longliners and trawlers (Ref. 6871). Ovoviviparous (Ref. 205), with at least 59 young in a litter (Ref. 26346).
 IUCN Red List Status: Data deficient  (Ref. 96402)
 Threat to humans:  harmless
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 Entered by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 27.06.97
 Modified by: Bailly, Nicolas - 06.07.07

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