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Chlamydoselachus africana - Southern africa frilled shark

Requin découvert par Ebert & Compagno, 2009.


Morphologie

 


Requin élancé, anguilliforme, est aisément reconnaissable. Brun sombre ;


Il ne possède qu'une nageoire dorsale, petite et placée très en arrière, près de la queue ;


Il possède 6 paires de fentes branchiales aux rebords plissés et des nageoires surbaissées ;



Sa tête, à bouche terminale, ressemble à celle d'un serpent. Ses deux mâchoires sont garnies de dents tricuspidées ;


Ses narines sont situées sur la tête, alors que chez les autres requins elles se trouvent en dessous. 

 

Caractéristiques
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  Taille En moyenne de 90 à 120 cm.
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  Masse  
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  Nocturne/Diurne  
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Alimentation

Céphalopodes.

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  Habitat Il vit sur le fond, sur la pente continentale entre  300 et 1400 m.
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  Distribution
Afrique du Sud, côtes de Namibie.
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Maturité sexuelle

 
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Mode de reproduction

Ovovivipare.
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  Période de reproduction  
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  Espérance de vie  
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  IUCN Liste rouge NE
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Distribution
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Reproduction
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Dangers
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  Dangerosité

Aucune.

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  Degré
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  Exploitation humaine Aucune.
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Particularités
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Classification
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  Règne Animalia
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  Embranchement Chordata
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  Classe Chondrichtyes
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  Sous-classe Elasmobranchii
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  Super-ordre Euselachii
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  Ordre Hexanchiformes
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  Famille Chlamydoselachidae
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  Genre Chlamydoselachus
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  Espèce Chlamydoselachus africana
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