Centroscymnus cryptacanthus

REGAN, 1906


Shortnose velvet dogfish
Classification: Elasmobranchii Squaliformes Somniosidae

Reference of the original description
REGAN, C.T. (1906)
Descriptions of some new sharks in the British Museum collection. Annals and Magazine of Natural History, (Series 7), 18 (65): 435–440

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Types
Centroscymnus cryptacanthus
Holotype: BMNH: 1865.5.20.14


Description :


Citation: Centroscymnus cryptacanthus REGAN, 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
deu \(T\) Schwarzer Kurznasenhai, spa Pailona ñata, fra \(T\) Pailona sans épine, eng Shortnose velvet dogfish, por Xara-preta-de-natura

Distribution
Southwest Atlantic: Uruguay. Eastern Atlantic: Madeira and Senegal. Recently found off the west coast of South Africa [20053]. Source: www.gbif.org

Human uses
fisheries: subsistence fisheries

Biology
Distinct pairing with embrace [17086]. A little-known deepwater dogfish found on the upper continental slopes [518]. The food habit is ichtioteuthophagous (Ref. 56496).

Size / Weight / Age
105 cm TL (male/unsexed; [518]); 104 cm TL (female)

Habitat
bathydemersal; marine; depth range 400 - 1200 m [20048]

Parasites (arranged by Jürgen Pollerspöck)
  • Nematocarcinus gracilipes FIHOL, 1884 [22539]

Cestoda
  • Clistobothrium montaukensis RUHNKE, 1993 [20495]