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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.3937.2.6

Scyliorhinus ugoi, a new species of catshark from Brazil (Chondrichthyes: Carcharhiniformes: Scyliorhinidae) 

KARLA D. A. SOARES, OTTO F. B. GADIG, ULISSES L. GOMES

Abstract


A new species of catshark (Carcharhiniformes, Scyliorhinidae), Scyliorhinus ugoi sp. nov., is described from off Northeastern and Southeastern Brazil. The new species is closest to the Scyliorhinus haeckelii/besnardi group and S. hesperius but differs in background coloration, head width, sexual maturity, and in cranial and body proportions.

 


Keywords


Scyliorhinidae, Scyliorhinus ugoi sp. nov., dark freckled catshark, southwestern Atlantic Ocean, Brazil

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