Centrophorus acus

GARMAN, 1906

Needle dogfish
Classification: Elasmobranchii Squaliformes Centrophoridae

Reference of the original description
GARMAN, S. (1906)
New Plagiostoma. Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoology at Harvard College, 46 (11): 203–208

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Centrophorus acus
Holotype: MCZ: 1049-S;

Description :

Citation: Centrophorus acus GARMAN, 1906: In: Database of modern sharks, rays and chimaeras, www.shark-references.com, World Wide Web electronic publication, Version 08/2020

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Common names
spa Quelvacho agujon, fra \(T\) Squale-chagrin aiguille, eng Needle dogfish

Northwest Pacific: southeastern Honshu, Japan. Western Central Atlantic: Gulf of Mexico.

Human uses
fisheries: of no interest

Ovoviviparous, embryos feed solely on yolk [733]. Distinct pairing with embrace [17086].

Size / Weight / Age
81.0 cm TL (male/unsexed; [518])

bathydemersal; marine; depth range 200 - 1000 m

Parasites (arranged by Jürgen Pollerspöck)
  • Eudactylina valei NUNES-RUIVO, 1956 [15303]
  • Neoalbionella benzipirata RUIZ, DRIGGERS & BULLARD, 2019 [27139]