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Taiwan gulper shark

Taiwan gulper shark
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Chondrichthyes
Subclass: Elasmobranchii
Order: Squaliformes
Family: Centrophoridae
Genus: Centrophorus
Species: C. niaukang
Binomial name
Centrophorus niaukang
(Teng, 1959)
Range of Taiwan gulper shark (in blue)
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The Taiwan gulper shark, Centrophorus niaukang, is a locally common, large deepwater shark.The Taiwan gulper shark is a junior synonym of gulper shark Centrophorus granulosus (White & al.2013)

Physical characteristics

The Taiwan gulper shark has no anal, two dorsal (with small spines) and a caudal fin with a more vertical rear edge. The maximum length of the shark is 154 centimetres (61 in).


The Taiwan gulper shark is distributed patchily throughout the world, on outer continental shelves and upper slopes in the Atlantic, Indian, and Pacific oceans.

Habits and habitat

The Taiwan gulper shark lives at depths around 250 metres (820 ft).

See also


  • Fowler (2003). Centrophorus niaukang. 2006. Retrieved on 11 May 2006. Database entry includes justification for why this species is near threatened
  • FAO Species Catalogue Volume 4 Parts 1 and 2 Sharks of the World
  • Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2006). FishBase. 02 2006 version.
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