Swell Shark - Cephaloscyllium ventriosum | SocalFauna.net

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Swell Shark (Cephaloscyllium ventriosum)

Chordata > Pisces > Elasmobranchii > Selachii > Galeomorphi > Carcharhiniformes > Scyliorhinidae

Demersal, usually at shallow depths less than 40m but up to around 400m. Length to about 3 feet with distinctly mottled body. Chile to Monterey Bay (3) Common (3) Marine.

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1. FishBase - Cephaloscyllium ventriosum
2. WoRMS - Cephaloscyllium ventriosum
3. Guide to the Coastal Marine Fishes of California (Miller and Lea, 1972)
4. Channel Islands National Park Fish Species List

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