Elasmobranchii (sharks and rays) > Squaliformes
(Bramble, sleeper and dogfish sharks) > Etmopteridae
Etymology: Trigonognathus: Greek, trigono = a triangle + Greek, gnathos = jaw (Ref. 45335). Refers to the triangular shape of the jaws (Ref. 31259); kabeyai: Named after Mr. Hiromichi Kabeya who collected the type specimens (Ref. 31259).
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; bathydemersal; depth range 330 - 360 m (Ref. 31259). Deep-water
Northwest Pacific: Wakayama and Tokushima, Japan (Ref. 31259). Reported from the Hawaiian Islands (Ref. 58302).
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm 52.0  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 47.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 55729); 53.9 cm TL (female); max. published weight: 425.60 g (Ref. 55729); max. published weight: 425.60 g
Specimens collected between 330 and 360 m (Ref. 31259). Ovoviviparous (Ref. 205).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Distinct pairing with embrace (Ref. 205).
Mochizuki, K. and F. Ohe, 1990. Trigonognathus kabeyai, a new genus and species of the squalid sharks from Japan. Jap. J. Ichthyol. 36(4):385-390. (Ref. 31259)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)
CITES (Ref. 115941)
Threat to humans
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969
): 10.4 - 16.3, mean 11.4 (based on 5 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 1.0000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00347 (0.00156 - 0.00771), b=3.10 (2.90 - 3.30), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 4.5 ±0.4 se; Based on diet studies.
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): Low, minimum population doubling time 4.5 - 14 years (Fec assumed to be <100).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Moderate vulnerability (43 of 100) .