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Centrophorus

Centrophorus
Temporal range: 94–0 Ma
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Gulper shark, Centrophorus granulosus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Chondrichthyes
Subclass: Elasmobranchii
Order: Squaliformes
Family: Centrophoridae
Genus: Centrophorus
J. P. Müller & Henle, 1837
Species

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Centrophorus is a genus of squaliform sharks. These deep-water sharks, found in temperate and tropical oceans throughout the world, are characterized by grey or brown bodies, large green eyes, and spines on both dorsal fins. These spines give them their name, from Greek κεντρον, kentron meaning "thorn" and φέρειν, pherein meaning "to bear".

The genus is present in the fossil record from the Paleocene (C. squamosus) onwards.

Species

See also

References

  1. ^ Sepkoski, Jack (2002). "A compendium of fossil marine animal genera (Chondrichthyes entry)". Bulletins of American Paleontology 364: p.560. Retrieved 2008-01-09. 
  • "Centrophorus".  
  • Froese, Rainer, and Daniel Pauly, eds. (2011). CentrophorusSpecies of in FishBase. February 2011 version.
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