Scientific Name
Chlamydoselachus anguineus  
Chlamydoselachus anguineus皺鰓鯊
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author Garman, 1884 Depth 0 - 1570M
Chinese 皺鰓鯊 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 皺鰓鯊科 Economic Fish Yes 
Family F031 Chlamydoselachidae Edible Fish Yes  Chinese In Mainland China 皺鰓鯊 
Max Length 200 cm  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 擬鰻鮫 
Distribution in World global   Distribution in Taiwan North East 
Habitats Ocean、Deep Sea、Coastal  Holotype Locality Japanese seas [Western North Pacific] 
Synonyms Chlamydalachus anguineus, Chlamydoselache anguinea, Chlamydoselachus anguineum, Didymodus anguineus   
Reference 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);中國動物誌-圓口綱及軟骨魚綱(朱等, 2001);FAO Species Catalogue, Vol.4 Sharks of the world  Garman, S. 1884 Smith, J. L. B. 1967 Compagno, L.J.V. 1984 Compagno, L.J.V. 1984 Ida, H. etc. 1986 Kubota, T. etc. 1991 沈世傑 編 Shih-Chieh Shen ed. 1993 朱元鼎, 孟慶聞 等編 2001 
Specimen List ASIZP0060832. ASIZP0060833. ASIZP0070654. ASIZP0075088. NMNSF00535. NMNSF00563.  
Common Name Frilled shark; Silk shark; Scaffold shark; Frill-gilled shark; Greenland shark; Frill shark 
Redlist Status NT IUCN Redlist: Lower Risk/near threatened(NT)  2003-04-30   
Characteristic A body slender and eel-like shark species, with a prominent keels on both sides of abdomen. Head with 6 pairs of gill slits, the lower ends of the first gill slits connected to each other across throat. Snout very short and truncated, mouth terminal on head. Teeth alike in both upper and lower jaws, with three strong cusps and a pair of intermediate cusplets, not saw or bladelike. One dorsal fin. Anal fin larger than dorsal fin. Caudal fin without a subterminal notch.
habitats A very rare, little known deepwater shark. Benthic on the outer continental and insular shelves and upper slopes, at depth 120-1280. Ovoviviparous, number of embryos 8-12. Maximum size about 196 cm, size at birth estimated to be about 39 cm. Size at matur 
Distribution Eastern Atlantic from northern Norway to the Atlantic Slope off northern Scotland and western Ireland, France, Spain, Portugal, Morocco, Mauritania, Madeira, Angola, northern Namibia. Western Indian Ocean off South Africa. Western Pacific off Japan, Taiwa 
Utility This species were taken incidentally in bottom trawls catches. Stock size is very limited. Utilized for fishmeal for human consumption.