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Roughskin spurdog

Roughskin spurdog
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Chondrichthyes
Subclass: Elasmobranchii
Order: Squaliformes
Family: Squalidae
Genus: Cirrhigaleus
Species: C. asper
Binomial name
Cirrhigaleus asper
(Merrett, 1973)
Range of the roughskin spurdog (in blue)

The roughskin spurdog, Cirrhigaleus asper, is a dogfish of the family Squalidae, found circumglobally between latitudes 35°N and 35°S, at depths of between 200 and 600 m. It reaches a length of 1.2 m.

The roughskin spurdog is ovoviviparous with 21 to 22 young in a litter.

References

  • Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2006). "Cirrhigaleus asper in FishBase. May 2006 version.
  • Compagno, Dando, & Fowler, Sharks of the World, Princeton University Press, New Jersey 2005 ISBN 0-691-12072-2
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