Hydrolagus cf. mitsukurii,

White, William T. & Ko’Ou, Alfred, 2018, An annotated checklist of the chondrichthyans of Papua New Guinea, Zootaxa 4411 (1), pp. 1-82: 69

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Hydrolagus cf. mitsukurii


Hydrolagus cf. mitsukurii 

Papuan Ghostshark

Local synonymy: White et al., 2018: 296, figs (PNG).

PNG voucher material: (2 spec.) NTUM 10331, female 281 mm PCL, Astrolabe Bay , Madang, 5°21’S, 145°49’E, 520–575 m depth, 14 Dec. 2012.GoogleMaps 

Remarks: First record of this species and genus from PNG; generic placement tentative. Similar to Hydrolagus africanus ( Gilchrist, 1922)  and H. mitsukurii  ( Jordan & Snyder, 1904); more specimens needed to confirm its identity.