Scientific Name
Zameus squamulosus
Zameus squamulosus鱗睡鯊
by: ©Reyes Lobao-Tello, Pablo Ricardo
Author (Günther, 1877) Depth 0 - 2000M
Chinese 鱗睡鯊 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 睡鯊科 Economic Fish Yes 
Family F037 Somniosidae Edible Fish Yes  Chinese In Mainland China 鱗睡鯊 
Max Length 84 cm  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 異鱗鮫、睡鯊、狗鮫 
Distribution in World global   Distribution in Taiwan North East 
Habitats Deep Sea、Benthos、Coastal  Holotype Locality Off Inoshima, now Onomichi, Hiroshima Prefecture, Japan, Inland Sea, western Pacific, Challenger station 232, depth 345 fathoms 
Synonyms Centrophorus squamulosus, Centroscymnus obscurus, Centroscymnus squamulosus, Scymnodon niger, Scymnodon obscurus, Scymnodon squamulosus   
Reference 李柏峰(2003)碩士論文  Günther, A. 1877 Compagno, L.J.V. 1984 Compagno, L.J.V. 1984 李柏鋒 2003 Hsu, H.-H. etc. 2004 
Specimen List ASIZP0060843. ASIZP0062457. ASIZP0062476. ASIZP0062477. CAS214591.  
Common Name Velvet dogfish 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Head is rather low and flat; the snout is rather narrow and long, and the preoral length is greater than the mouth width and almost equal in distance from lower symphysis to the first gill slits; The mouth is fairly narrow, short and transverse; postoral grooves are very long, much longer than upper labial furrows; gill slits are rather short, the longest and is less than half the eye length. Pectoral fins are fairly broad and leaf-shaped; apices of pectoral fins fall well in front of the first dorsal spine; pelvic fins are small, about equal to the second dorsal fin; the caudal fin is with a strong subterminal notch and a short lower lobe. The lateral trunk denticles are with cross- ridges on crowns. The caudal peduncle is long, and the distance from second dorsal base to upper caudal origin about equal to second dorsal base. Distribution: Literature:.
habitats A little-known deepwater shark of the western Pacific continental slope, down to at least 631 m. 
Distribution Western Pacific from southeastern Japan to Taiwan, off southeastern Australia and New Zealand. 
Utility Used dried and salted for human consumption and for fish meal