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Highfin dogfish

Highfin dogfish
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Chondrichthyes
Subclass: Elasmobranchii
Order: Squaliformes
Family: Etmopteridae
Genus: Centroscyllium
Species: C. excelsum
Binomial name
Centroscyllium excelsum
Shirai & Nakaya, 1990
Range of highfin dogfish (in blue)

The highfin dogfish, Centroscyllium excelsum, is a sleeper shark of the family Etmopteridae, found in the northwest Pacific Ocean on the Emperor Seamount chain between latitudes 50 and 38°N, at depths between 800 and 1,000 m. It reaches a length of 63 cm.

The highfin dogfish is ovoviviparous.


  • Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2006). "Centroscyllium excelsum in FishBase. May 2006 version.

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  • at zipcodezooCentroscyllium excelsum
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