Centroscymnus owstonii

Garman, 1906

Roughskin dogfish
Classification: Elasmobranchii Squaliformes Somniosidae

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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No image in first description.

Images of the original description (synonym)
Synonyms / new combinations and misspellings
Centroscymnus cf. owstoni, Centroscymnus cryptacanthus, Centroscymnus owstoni

Centroscymnus owstonii
Holotype: MCZ: 1037-S (old: Owston #7693)
Centroscymnus cryptacanthus
Holotype: BMNH: 1865.5.20.14

Description :

Citation: Centroscymnus owstonii Garman, 1906: In: Database of modern sharks, rays and chimaeras, www.shark-references.com, World Wide Web electronic publication, Version 08/2022

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Centroscymnus owstonii Garman, 1906, © Paul Clerkin, Pacific Shark Research Center
Common names
spa Sapata lija, fra \(T\) Pailona rapeux, eng Black shark, eng Deepwater dogfish, eng Owston"s dogfish, eng Owstons dogfish, eng Owstons spiny dogfish, eng Roughskin dogfish, eng Smallspine dogfish, eng Smallspine shark, eng Smoothskin dogfish

Short Description
Dark brown or black in color, dorsal fins with extreme tips of fin spines protruding from the fins, moderately long snout, lanceolate upper teeth and bladelike lower teeth with short, oblique cusps, fairly stocky body that does not taper abruptly from pectoral region, large lateral trunk denticles with mostly smooth, circular, cuspidate and acuspidate crowns in adults and subadults [518].

Western Central Atlantic: northern Gulf of Mexico. Western Pacific: southeastern Honshu, Japan; Australia (including Western Australia) and New Zealand. Southeast Pacific: Amber Seamount, Nazca and Sala-y-Gomez. Source: www.gbif.org

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

Ovoviviparous [1388]. 16- 28 young born at 27-30 cm [578]. Distinct pairing with embrace [17086]. Found on upper continental slopes, on or near the bottom. Feeds on fish and cephalopods.

Size / Weight / Age
121 cm TL (male/unsexed; [578])

bathydemersal; marine; depth range 100 - 1500 m [578]

shark-references Species-ID=1289;

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