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Shortnose velvet dogfish

Shortnose velvet dogfish
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Chondrichthyes
Subclass: Elasmobranchii
Order: Squaliformes
Family: Somniosidae
Genus: Centroscymnus
Species: C. cryptacanthus
Binomial name
Centroscymnus cryptacanthus
(Regan, 1906)
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The shortnose velvet dogfish, Centroscymnus cryptacanthus, is a sleeper shark of the family Somniosidae, found between latitudes 33°N and 38°S in the southwest Atlantic Ocean, from Uruguay, the eastern Atlantic, from Madeira and Senegal, and also off the west coast of South Africa. It is found at depths from 400 to 1,200 m, and its length is up to 1.05 m.

The shortnose velvet dogfish is little-known and is ovoviviparous.

References

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