(others: Blackmouth Catshark )
UK Record Weights from rod/line:
MAFF Minimum Size: Shore: Boat:
The inside of the mouth is black, which is the distinguishing feature between this species and the Bull Huss (Sycliorhinus stellaris) and the Lesser Spotter Dogfish (Sycliorhinus canicula).
The upper and lower sides of the body are grey to dark brown and support a series of well defined dark saddle blotches and circular spots. These round patches vary in number with age, with juveniles having less than mature fish.
REFERENCES: A Field Guide to The Sharks of British Coastal Waters - Vas 1991
FAO Species Catalogue 4 - Sharks of The World - Compagno
Fishes of the North-Eastern Atlantic and the Mediterranean - Whitehead, Bauchot, Hureau, Nielsen, Tortonese
Key to the Fishes of Northern Europe - Wheeler
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