Dogfish Species Found in Taiwanese Fish Market

Main report: New Dogfish Species Found in Taiwanese Fish Market
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Other Reporting: Wikipedia, National Geographic, SharkLife (South Africa)
Scientific Paper: Journal of Fish Biology   
New Taxa: Squalus formosus
Species named for: Taiwan
Categories: Fish | New Species | Species Discovery
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Recently one species was “rediscovered” in plain sight; the North Pacific spiny dogfish Squalus suckleyi had been considered a population of S. acanthias but has been restored to species status by genetic analysis.  Now, researchers have found an entirely new Squalus species in the Tashi Fish Market in Taiwan.  Say hello to Squalus formosus.

Squalus formosus, on display in a Taiwanese fish market.  Photo William White

Squalus formosus, on display in a Taiwanese fish market. Photo William White

Squalus formosus. From White and Iglesias (2011).

Squalus formosus. From White and Iglesias (2011).

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