Centroscyllium granulatum

Günther, 1887

Granular dogfish
Classification: Elasmobranchii Squaliformes Etmopteridae

Reference of the original description
Günther, A. (1887)
Report on the deep-sea fishes collected by H.M.S. CHALLENGER during the years 1873-1876. Zoology, 5(22), 1–335

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Centroscyllium granulatum
Holotype: BMNH: 1887.12.7.2

Description :

Citation: Centroscyllium granulatum Günther, 1887: In: Database of modern sharks, rays and chimaeras, www.shark-references.com, World Wide Web electronic publication, Version 10/2022

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Centroscyllium granulatum Günther, 1887, Chile © L. Ignacio Contreras, Laboratorio de Zoología de Vertebrados, Facultad de Ciencias, U. de Chile
Common names
spa Tollo negro luminoso, spa Tollo negro raspa, fra \(T\) Aiguillat râpe, eng Granular dogfish

Short Description
Original description after GÜNTHER, 1887 [1023]: Centroscyllium granulatum. n. sp. The discovery of a specimen of this Arctic genus in the opposite hemisphere is highly interesting ; unfortunately the specimen is in such a deteriorated condition, that we can ascertain from it scarcely anything beyond its generic characters. Specifically, it must be very closely allied to Centroscyllium fabricii, having the same disposition of the fins, size of teeth and dorsal spines, but the epidermoid productions of the head and body are much coarser, and in the form of granulations, whilst in Centroscyllium fabricii they are minute. Habitat. Port Stanley, Falkland Islands, Station 311; depth, 245 fathoms. One specimen, 11 inches long.

Southwest Atlantic: Argentina [5839] and Falkland Islands.

Human uses
fisheries: of no interest

Distinct pairing with embrace [17086].

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

bathypelagic; marine

C. granulatum has a tricuspid homodont dentition, with smaller teeth on the lower jaw, a narrow sharpened principal cusp with smaller lateral cusp and smooth striated labial enamel [2452]

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Parasites (arranged by Jürgen Pollerspöck)
  • Gilquinia squali (Fabricius, 1794) [16112]