Scymnodon macracanthus

(Regan, 1906)

Largespine 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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Synonyms / new combinations and misspellings
Centrophorus plunketi, Centrophorus waitei, Centrophorus (Proscymnodon) plunketi, Centroscymnus macracanthus, Centroscymnus plunketi, Centroscymnus waitei, Etmopterus paessleri, Proscymnodon macracanthus, Proscymnodon plunketi, Proscymnodon waitei, Scymnodon plunketi, Spinax paessleri

Scymnodon macracanthus

Centrophorus waitei
Holotype: CMC: 179; NMNZ: P20517;
Etmopterus paessleri
XXXX: No types known;
Proscymnodon macracanthus
Holotype: BMNH: 1884.2.6.7
Scymnodon plunketi
Holotype: CMC: (missing)

Description :

Citation: Scymnodon macracanthus (Regan, 1906): In: Database of modern sharks, rays and chimaeras,, World Wide Web electronic publication, Version 03/2024

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Common names
spa Sapata espinuda, fra \(T\) Pailona jume, eng Largespine velvet dogfish, eng Roughskin dogfish

Short Description
Dark brown or blackish in color, dorsal fins with fairly prominent fin spines, moderately long snout, lanceolate upper teeth and bladelike lower teeth with short, oblique cusps, stocky body that tapers abruptly from pectoral region, and moderately large tricuspidate and tricarinate lateral trunk denticles [518].

Southeast Pacific: Straits of Magellan. Southwest Pacific: New Zealand [578]. Southwest Atlantic: Argentina [5839].

Human uses
fisheries: of no interest

Ovoviviparous [578]. Distinct pairing with embrace [17086].

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

bathydemersal; marine; depth range 650 - 920 m [578]

shark-references Species-ID=6438;

Parasites (arranged by Jürgen Pollerspöck)