Scientific Name
Echinorhinus cookei  
Echinorhinus cookei庫克笠鱗鯊
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author Pietschmann, 1928 Depth 11 - 1100M
Chinese 庫克笠鱗鯊 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 笠鱗鯊科 Economic Fish Yes 
Family F033 Echinorhinidae Edible Fish Yes  Chinese In Mainland China 笠鱗棘鯊 
Max Length 400 cm  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 刺沙、笠鱗鮫 
Distribution in World Pan_Pacific Ocean   Distribution in Taiwan North East 
Habitats Deep Sea、Benthos、Coastal  Holotype Locality Palliser Bay, Cook Strait, New Zealand, depth 40-50 fathoms 
Reference 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);李柏峰(2003)碩士論文;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  Pietschmann, V. 1928 Garrick, J.A.F. 1968 Compagno, L.J.V. 1984 Compagno, L.J.V. 1984 沈世傑 編 Shih-Chieh Shen ed. 1993 Last, P.R. etc. 1994 朱元鼎, 孟慶聞 等編 2001 李柏鋒 2003 
Specimen List ASIZP0806211. ASIZP0916211.  
Barcode2014-10-30,Kwang-Tsao Shao,CO1,100%
Common Name Prickly shark; Cooks bramble shark 
Redlist Status NT IUCN Redlist: Lower Risk/near threatened(NT)  2003-04-30   
Characteristic Large sharks with cylindrical bodies without abdominal ridges. Head moderately depressed; fifth gill slits abruptly expanded in width; spiracles present, very small, well behind eyes; nostrils far apart from each other; snout short; mouth broadly arched, with very short labial furrows that do not encircle mouth; teeth alike in both jaws, strongly compressed and blade-like, with a cusp and up to 3 side cusplets in adults, but with a cusp only in young. Two small spineless posterior dorsal fins, both smaller than the pelvic fins, situated close together, the origin of the first dorsal fin behind the pelvic-fin origin; anal fin absent; caudal fin without a subterminal notch. Dermal denticles moderately large to very large, thorn-like. Intestine valve of spiral type. Colour: greyish brown dorsally, pale to white below.
habitats Maximum about 4 m, size at birth below 45 cm, mature males reaching at least 220 cm, females immature at 254 cm and adult at 299 cm. A large, sluggish bottom shark, occurring on continental and insular shelves and upper slopes at depths from 11 to at leas 
Distribution Northeast off Taiwan; Tropical and temperate areas of the western and Central Pacific, also occurring in the eastern Pacific from Oregon to the Gulf of California and in Peru and Chile. 
Utility Of minor importance to fisheries; occasionally taken by line gear, gill nets and bottom trawls.