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Longnose velvet dogfish

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Longnose velvet dogfish

Longnose velvet dogfish
Drawing by Dr Tony Ayling
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Chondrichthyes
Subclass: Elasmobranchii
Order: Squaliformes
Family: Somniosidae
Genus: Centroselachus
Garman, 1913
Species: C. crepidater
Binomial name
Centroselachus crepidater
(Barbosa du Bocage & Brito Capello, 1864)
Range of the longnose velvet dogfish (in blue)

The longnose velvet dogfish, Centroselachus crepidater, is a sleeper shark of the family Somniosidae, found circumglobally in southern hemisphere subtropical seas, at depths of between 230 and 1,500 m. It reaches a length of 130 cm.


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  • Tony Ayling & Geoffrey Cox, Collins Guide to the Sea Fishes of New Zealand, (William Collins Publishers Ltd, Auckland, New Zealand 1982) ISBN 0-00-216987-8
  • Stevens, J. 2003. Centroselachus crepidater. 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 3 August 2007.
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