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Subject: Black dogfish, Squaliformes, Bareskin dogfish, Combtooth dogfish, Highfin dogfish
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Black dogfish, Centroscyllium fabricii
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Chondrichthyes
Subclass: Elasmobranchii
Order: Squaliformes
Family: Etmopteridae
Genus: Centroscyllium
J. P. Müller & Henle, 1841

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Centroscyllium is a genus of big-eyed, deepwater dogfishes with no anal fin, a grey or black-brown body, and dorsal spines, with the second one being much larger than the first. There are seven extant species.



  • Froese, Rainer, and Daniel Pauly, eds. (2011). CentroscylliumSpecies of in FishBase. February 2011 version.
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