Habitat and Ecology
Depth range (m): 15 - 15
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Life History and Behavior
Molecular Biology and Genetics
Barcode data: Scylliogaleus quecketti
Below is the sequence of the barcode region Cytochrome oxidase subunit 1 (COI or COX1) from a member of the species.
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Statistics of barcoding coverage: Scylliogaleus quecketti
Public Records: 3
Specimens with Barcodes: 10
Species With Barcodes: 1
IUCN Red List Assessment
Red List Category
Red List Criteria
The Flapnose Houndshark (Scylliogaleus quecketti) is an uncommon species, the flapnose houndshark is of low fecundity and has a very restricted distribution in inshore waters of the western Indian Ocean (South Africa: KwaZulu-Natal and Eastern Cape) which are subjected to heavy fishing pressure and potential habitat degradation.
Relevance to Humans and Ecosystems
The flapnose houndshark, Scylliogaleus quecketti, is a houndshark of the family Triakidae, and the only member of the genus Scylliogaleus. It is found in the waters off subtropical South Africa, in the western Indian Ocean between latitudes 27° S and 33° S.
- Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2011). "Scylliogaleus quecketti" in FishBase. February 2011 version.
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