Centrophorus moluccensis


Smallfin gulper shark
Classification: Elasmobranchii Squaliformes Centrophoridae

Reference of the original description
BLEEKER, P. (1860)
Elfde bijdrage tot de kennis der vischfauna van Amboina. Acta Societatis Regiae Scientiarum Indo–Neêrlandicae, 8 (art. 5): 1–14

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Synonyms / new combinations and misspellings
Atractophorus armatus, Centrophorus armatus, Centrophorus cf. moluccensis, Centrophorus scalpratus, Entoxychirus armatus

Centrophorus moluccensis
Holotype: BMNH: 1867.11.28.201
Centrophorus scalpratus
Holotype: AMS: I.15605-001; AMS: E.5211; AMS: I.15605.002; Paratype: AMS: I.13535;

Description :

Citation: Centrophorus moluccensis BLEEKER, 1860: In: Database of modern sharks, rays and chimaeras, www.shark-references.com, World Wide Web electronic publication, Version 05/2021

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Centrophorus moluccensis BLEEKER, 1860, male (adult), 785mm TL, 2.34kg total weight, Andaman & Nicobar waters of the Indian © H.D. Pradeep, India
Common names
spa Quelvacho de aleta corta, fra \(T\) Squale-chagrin cagaou, eng Arrowspine dogfish, eng Dogshark, eng Endeavour dogfish, eng Smallfin gulper shark, eng Smallfin gulpershark, eng Southern dogfish, por Lixa barbatana curta

Short Description
A small, slender gulper shark with a long, narrow snout, a short-based 1st dorsal fin and a very small 2nd dorsal fin; pectoral rear tips elongated; denticles small and flat [536]. Grayish brown dorsally, paler ventrally; fin of juveniles dark, with pale edges (Ref. 6577).

Western Indian Ocean: southern Mozambique and off Natal, South Africa [536]; India [544]. Western Pacific: Japan (Okinawa), Indonesia (Ambon), Philippines [544], Australia, New Hebrides, and New Caledonia.
First record: 2017: off Chidiyatapu, South Andaman, Indian at a depth of 250m [25888] Source: www.gbif.org

Human uses
fisheries: minor commercial; price category: not marketed/unknown; price reliability:

Ovoviviparous, embryos feed solely on yolk [733]. Number of young 2 per litter; size at birth about 31 to 37 cm [518]; born at 35 cm TL [2539]. Distinct pairing with embrace [17086]. Found on the continental shelf and slope (Ref. 75154).

Size / Weight / Age
100.0 cm TL (male/unsexed; [1388]); max. published weight: 2,400 g (Ref. 40637)

bathydemersal; marine; depth range 125 - 823 m [518]

shark-references Species-ID=1245;

Parasites (arranged by Jürgen Pollerspöck)
  • Neoalbionella izawai DIPPENAAR, 2020 [28980]