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Document Type: Journal Article
Center: NWFSC
Document ID: 8326
Title: First eastern North Pacific record of the velvet digfish, Zameus squamulosus (Chondrichthyes: Squaliformes: Somniosidae)
Author: David A. Ebert, James D.S. Knuckey, D. J. Kamikawa
Publication Year: 2014
Journal: Marine Biodiversity Records
Volume: 7
Pages: 3
DOI: 10.1017/S1755267214000499
Keywords: new record, range extension, deep sea, California, Elasmobranchii,








Zameus squamulosus, is a poorly known deep water shark, known from the Atlantic, Indian, western,4315′′N 118 3214′′W), USA.

central and south-eastern Pacific Oceans. In this paper, the first record of the velvet dogfish, caught from the eastern

North Pacific is reported. The shark, a male 533 mm in total length, was caught by bottom trawl at a depth of 770.7 m

off Long Beach, California (33


The velvet dogfish,

Theme: Ecosystem approach to improve management of marine resources
Foci: Understand how climate influences ecosystem variability.
Assess ecosystem status and trends.
Official Citation:


Ebert, D.A., Knuckey, J. and D. Kamikawa. 2014. First eastern North Pacific record of the velvet dogfish, Zameus squamulosus (Chondrichthyes: Squaliformes: Somniosidae). Marine Biodiversity Records, 7: e48, 1-3. doi: 10.1017/S1755267214000499.