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Seal shark

Order Squaliformes
Family Squalidae

Marine fish with cartilaginous skeleton. Five gill opening. Short and rounded head. Eyes large, oval, green. Mouth full of fleshy, bloody lips; Denture with small and sharp upper teeth, and lower serrated edge widths. Two dorsal fins, without anal fin and with pelvic fins very late. Extremely wide caudal fin, with only slightly differentiated lower lobe. No spines in front of the dorsal fins. Very strong and grainy skin, like sandpaper. Blackish-brown uniform color. Fins with a thin white border. Up to 2 m in length.

Characteristics
FAO code
SCK
Specie
Dalatias licha
Type
Blue fish
FAO Fishing Areas
  • Area 21: the Northwestern part of the Atlantic Ocean
  • Area 27: the Northeastern part of the Atlantic Ocean
  • Area 31: the Western part of the Atlantic Ocean
  • Area 34: the Eastern Central part of the Atlantic Ocean
  • Area 37: the Mediterranean Sea and the Black Sea
  • Area 41: the Southwestern part of the Atlantic Ocean
  • Area 47: the Southeastern part of the Atlantic Ocean
  • Area 51: the Western part of the Indian Ocean
  • Area 57: the Eastern part of the Indian Ocean
  • Area 61: the Northwestern part of the Pacific Ocean
  • Area 71: the Western Central part of the Pacific Ocean
  • Area 77: the Eastern Central part of the Pacific Ocean
  • Area 81: the Southwestern part of the Pacific Ocean
Fishing seasons
jun jul aug sep
International denominations
Germany Scokoladenhai
France Nègre
Italy Zigrino
Portugal Gata
United Kingdom Seal shark
Japan Yoroizame
Fishing areas
Fishing arts
Hooks
Gillnets

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