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Bareskin dogfish

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Bareskin dogfish

Bareskin dogfish
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Chondrichthyes
Subclass: Elasmobranchii
Order: Squaliformes
Family: Etmopteridae
Genus: Centroscyllium
Species: C. kamoharai
Binomial name
Centroscyllium kamoharai
T. Abe, 1966
Range bareskin dogfish (in blue)

The bareskin dogfish, Centroscyllium kamoharai, is a little-known, deepwater dogfish shark of the family Etmopteridae, so far found only in the western Pacific in Suruga Bay, Honshū, Japan.

The bareskin dogfish has no anal fin. It has grooved dorsal spines with the second larger than the first, a smaller first dorsal fin, blunt nose, large eyes, large nostrils, widely spaced and sparse denticles, and is dark in color with white-tipped fins. It is stout and grows to a maximum of 40 cm.

Little else is known about this rare shark.


  • Fowler (2003). Centroscyllium kamoharai. 2006. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN 2006. Retrieved on 12 May 2006. Database entry includes justification for why this species is listed as data deficient
  • Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2006). "Centroscyllium kamoharai in FishBase. 06 2006 version.
  • FAO Species Catalogue Volume 4 Parts 1 and 2 Sharks of the World
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