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Scyliorhinus retifer (Chain dogfish; Chain catshark; Chain cat shark)

Synonyms: Scyliorhinus retifer retifer; Scyllium retiferum
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Wikipedia Abstract

The chain catshark or chain dogfish (Scyliorhinus retifer) is a small, reticulated shark that has a characteristic biofluorescent activity. The species is common from George’s Bank in Massachusetts, to Nicaragua. The species is considered harmless and is rarely encountered by humans. It has very similar reproductive traits to Scyliorhinus canicula.
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Attributes

Diet [1]  Carnivore
Water Biome [1]  Coastal

Prey / Diet

Americamysis bigelowi[2]
Cancer irroratus (rock crab)[2]
Cancer plebejus (Atlantic rock crab)[3]
Heterosquilla armata[3]
Meganyctiphanes norvegica (Norwegian krill)[3]

Prey / Diet Overlap

Competing SpeciesCommon Prey Count
Alosa pseudoharengus (kyack)1
Alosa sapidissima (American shad)1
Amblyraja radiata (Starry ray)1
Anarhichas lupus (Wolffish)2
Argentina silus (Atlantic argentine)1
Brosme brosme (Tusk)1
Carcharhinus obscurus (Whaler shark)1
Centropristis striata (Sea bass)2
Citharichthys arctifrons (Gulf Stream flounder)1
Dipturus laevis (Barndoor skate)1
Etmopterus spinax (Black centrina)1
Eutrigla gurnardus (Grey gurnard)1
Gadus morhua (rock cod)1
Galeus melastomus (Black-mouth catshark)1
Hippoglossina oblonga (Fourspot flounder)1
Hoplostethus mediterraneus (Mediterranean redfish)1
Leucoraja erinacea (common skate)1
Leucoraja garmani (Freckled skate)1
Leucoraja ocellata (Winter skate)1
Malacoraja senta (Smooth skate)2
Melanogrammus aeglefinus (Smokie)1
Micromesistius poutassou (Poutassou)1
Myliobatis freminvillei (Blue-nosed ray)1
Myoxocephalus aenaeus (Little sculpin)1
Myoxocephalus octodecemspinosus (Sea raven)1
Nezumia bairdii (Marlin-spike grenadier)1
Peristedion miniatum (Armored searobin)2
Phycis chesteri (Longfin hake)1
Pollachius virens (Sillock)1
Pomatoschistus minutus (freckled goby)1
Prionotus carolinus (Searobin)1
Prionotus evolans (Striped searobin)1
Pseudopleuronectes americanus (rough flounder)1
Raja eglanteria (Clearnose skate)1
Scomber scombrus (Split)1
Scophthalmus aquosus (brill)1
Scyliorhinus canicula (Small-spotted catshark)1
Sebastes fasciatus (Acadian redfish)1
Stenotomus chrysops (Scup)1
Tautoga onitis (Tautog)1
Tautogolabrus adspersus (Sea perch)1
Urophycis chuss (Squirrel hake)2
Urophycis regia (Spotted hake)1
Urophycis tenuis (White hake)1

Predators

Hyporthodus flavolimbatus (Grouper)[2]

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

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Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Adventure Aquarium
Buttonwood Park Zoo
John G. Shedd Aquarium
Newport Aquarium
Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium
Virginia Aquarium&Marine Science Ctr

Distribution

Atlantic Ocean; Atlantic, Northwest; Atlantic, Western Central; Belize; Caribbean Sea; Guatemala; Gulf of Mexico; Honduras; Mexico; Nicaragua; Northeast U.S. Continental Shelf; USA (contiguous states); Western Atlantic: southern New England to Florida in the USA and northern Gulf of Mexico to Nicaragua. Atlantic coast from Cape Cod to Florida, and west Caribbean from Yucatan to Nicaragua (Ref. 26938).;

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Citations

Attributes / relations provided by 1Myers, P., R. Espinosa, C. S. Parr, T. Jones, G. S. Hammond, and T. A. Dewey. 2006. The Animal Diversity Web (online). Accessed February 01, 2010 at animaldiversity.org 2Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics. 3Food of Northwest Atlantic Fishes and Two Common Species of Squid, Ray E. Bowman, Charles E. Stillwell, William L. Michaels, and Marvin D. Grosslein, NOAA Technical Memorandum NMFS-NE-155 (2000)
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