Deania profundorum

(Smith & Radcliffe, 1912)

Arrowhead dogfish
Classification: Elasmobranchii Squaliformes Centrophoridae

Reference of the original description
Smith, H.M. (1912)
The squaloid sharks of the Philippine Archipelago, with descriptions of new genera and species. Proceedings of the United States National Museum, 41, 677–685

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Deania profundorum (Smith & Radcliffe, 1912)

Synonyms / new combinations and misspellings
Acanthidium natalense, Acanthidium profundorum, Deania calceus cremouxi, Deania cf. profundorum, Deania cremouxi, Deania elegans, Deania natalense, Nasisqualus profundorum

Deania profundorum
Holotype: USNM: 70258; Paratype: USNM: 99495; USNM: 99493; USNM: 99497; USNM: 99496; USNM: 99492; USNM: 99491;
Acanthidium natalense
Syntype: SAIAB: ?
Deania cremouxi
Syntype: MNHN: 1965-0177 (ex IFAN 58-103) (1)
Deania elegans
Holotype: USNM: 159603;

Description :

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Common names
spa Tollo flecha, fra \(T\) Squale-savate lutin, eng Arrowhead dogfish, eng Longsnout dogfish, por Ferreta, por Sapa-branca, por Sapata

Short Description
A longnose dogfish with a long, low 1st dorsal fin and a subcaudal keel on underside of caudal peduncle [536]. Brownish-grey or dark grey in color [536].

Northwest Atlantic: North Carolina, USA. Eastern Atlantic: West Sahara to Senegal, Nigeria, Gabon to Democratic Republic of the Congo, Namibia and South Africa [536]. Western Central Pacific: Philippines. First record: 2013: Arabian Sea coasts of Oman (OMMSFC 1082, 1: 873 mm TL, east of Masira Island, Arabian Sea coasts of Oman, 20°44′06.40′′N 59°17′26.47′′E) [17947] Source:

Human uses
fisheries: of no interest

Ovoviviparous, embryos feed solely on yolk [733]. 5 to 7 young in a litter [536]. Distinct pairing with embrace [17086].

Size / Weight / Age
79.0 cm TL (male/unsexed; (Ref. 6577))

bathydemersal; marine; depth range 205 - 1800 m [13336]

shark-references Species-ID=1948;

Parasites (arranged by Jürgen Pollerspöck)