Chlamydoselachus africana, a new species of frilled shark from southern Africa (Chondrichthyes, Hexanchiformes, Chlamydoselachidae)

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Ebert, D. A., & Compagno, L. J. V. (2009). Chlamydoselachus africana, a new species of frilled shark from southern Africa (Chondrichthyes, Hexanchiformes, Chlamydoselachidae). Zootaxa, (2173), 1-18.
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TitleChlamydoselachus africana, a new species of frilled shark from southern Africa (Chondrichthyes, Hexanchiformes, Chlamydoselachidae)
AuthorsD. Ebert, L. Compagno
AbstractFrilled sharks (Chondrichthyes, Hexanchiformes, Chlamydoselachidae), long believed to be a monotypic family and genus, consisting of a single wide ranging species, Chlamydoselachus anguineus (Garman, 1884), is now known to contain at least two species. A new species of frilled shark, Chlamydoselachus africana, sp. nov., is described from five specimens collected from southern Africa. The new species, although difficult to distinguish externally from the well known C. anguineus, differ internally by the structural differences in the chondrocranium, lower total vertebral and spiral valve counts, and pectoral-fin radial counts. The new species, Chlamydoselachus africana, is known from off southern Angola, Namibia, and South Africa. © 2009 · Magnolia Press.
JournalZootaxa
Date2009
Issue2173
Start page1
End page18
ISSN1175-5326
SubjectsChlamydoselachidae, Chlamydoselachus, Chlamydoselachus anguineus, Chondrichthyes, Hexanchiformes
NoteCited By (since 1996):3, Fish and Fisheries

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