Centrophorus niaukang

TENG, 1959


Taiwan gulper shark
Classification: Elasmobranchii Squaliformes Centrophoridae

Reference of the original description
TENG, H.-T. (1960)
Studies on the elasmobranch fishes from Formosa. Part 6. A new species of deep sea shark (Centrophorus niaukang ) from Formosa. Reports of the Laboratory of Fishery Biology of the Taiwan Fisheries Research Institute, 6: 79–83

Types
Centrophorus niaukang
Holotype: TFRI: 3612;


Description :


Citation: Centrophorus niaukang TENG, 1959: 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 chino, fra \(T\) Squale-chagrin quelvacho, eng Taiwan gulper shark

Short Description
Dark grey in color [544].

Distribution
Western Indian Ocean: southern Mozambique and Natal, South Africa [20053]. Possibly occurring in Maldives [544]. Western Pacific: Japan, off northeastern Taiwan [518], South China Sea, and probably Australia. North Atlantic [544]. Often confused with Centrophorus granulosus and Centrophorus lusitanicus.

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

Biology
Ovoviviparous, embryos feed solely on yolk [733]. Distinct pairing with embrace [17086]. Gives birth to litters of 1-6 pups after an unknown gestation period [2539].

Size / Weight / Age
160 cm TL (male/unsexed; [544])

Habitat
bathydemersal; marine; depth range 200 - 900 m [13336]