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Overview

Comprehensive Description

Biology

Type specimen taken from a depth of 330 (Ref. 33021). Ovoviviparous (Ref. 205).
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Distribution

Range Description

At present known only from the Naska Submarine Ridge in the Eastern South Pacific, off Chile.
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Southeast Pacific: Chile.
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Chile.
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Ecology

Habitat

Habitat and Ecology

Habitat and Ecology
The holotype, and only specimen, was collected at 330 m. It was an adult female of 40 cm total length (TL). Nothing known of its biology.

Systems
  • Marine
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Known from seamounts and knolls
  • Stocks, K. 2009. Seamounts Online: an online information system for seamount biology. Version 2009-1. World Wide Web electronic publication.
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Environment

bathypelagic; marine; depth range 330 - 330 m (Ref. 58018)
  • Bogutskaya, N.G. 2007 Preliminary assignment of coordinates to type localities in the Catalog of Fishes. Unpublished dbf file. (Ref. 58018)
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Depth: 330 - 330m.
From 330 to 330 meters.
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Life History and Behavior

Life Cycle

Distinct pairing with embrace (Ref. 205).
  • Breder, C.M. and D.E. Rosen 1966 Modes of reproduction in fishes. T.F.H. Publications, Neptune City, New Jersey. 941 p. (Ref. 205)
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Conservation

Conservation Status

IUCN Red List Assessment


Red List Category
DD
Data Deficient

Red List Criteria

Version
3.1

Year Assessed
2004

Assessor/s
Leandro, L. (SSG South America Regional Workshop, June 2003)

Reviewer/s
Kyne, P.M., Cavanagh, R.D. & Fowler, S.L. (Shark Red List Authority)

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Justification
A very poorly known deepwater shark recorded from the Naska Submarine Ridge in the Eastern South Pacific, off northern Chile. The holotype, and only known specimen, was an adult female (40 cm total length (TL)), taken at a depth of 330 m. Nothing is known of its biology or threats in the area.
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Population

Population Trend
Unknown
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Threats

Major Threats
Unknown. The species is probably not utilized.
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Data deficient (DD)
  • IUCN 2006 2006 IUCN red list of threatened species. www.iucnredlist.org. Downloaded July 2006.
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Management

Conservation Actions

Conservation Actions
No conservation measures are known to be in place for this species.
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Wikipedia

Pocket shark

The pocket shark, Mollisquama parini, is a sleeper shark of the family Dalatiidae, the only member of the genus Mollisquama, found in deep water off Chile in the southeast Pacific Ocean.

The pocket shark is a very poorly known deepwater shark recorded from the Nazca Submarine Ridge off northern Chile. The holotype, and only known specimen, was an adolescent female (40 cm total length (TL)), taken at a depth of 330 m. Nothing is known of its biology or threats in the area.

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