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velvet dogfish, Zameus squamulosus
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velvet dogfish, Zameus squamulosus

Description Zameus squamulosus
Date 1887
Source Report on the deep-sea fishes collected by H.M.S. Challenger during the years 1873-1876 Günther, Albert C. L. G. (Albert Carl Ludwig Gotthilf), 1830-1914
Author R. Mintern

The velvet dogfish, Zameus squamulosus, the only member of the genus Zameus, is a harmless sleeper shark of the family Somniosidae, found around the world between latitudes 64°N and 48°S, from the surface to 2,000 m. Its length is up to 84 cm. Although sharks within the family Somniosidae have generally been accepted to be non-luminous, Zameus squamulosus has photophores on its ventral epidermis. Reproduction is ovoviviparous. Order: Squaliformes, Family: Somniosidae.
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Scymnodon squamulosus Günther, 1877

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