Chlamydoselachus sp. nov. (Southern African
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Chlamydoselachus sp. nov (Southern African
frilled shark) [Illustration by Ann Hecht ©]
An unmistakable snake-like dark brown or grey
To 1.9 m TL.
Namibia, possibly Port Alfred, and Transkei, perhaps entire area; elsewhere, most temperate and
Offshore on the upper slope at 260 m near
bottom, elsewhere from 120 to 1280 m, occasionally caught at surface
or close inshore.
Rare and little-known, eats other sharks
and bony fish. Bears 8 to 12 young.
cables in the mid-Atlantic. Fished elsewhere.