Deania hystricosa (Garman, 1906)
Rough longnose dogfish
photo by Cambraia Duarte, P.M.N. (c)ImagDOP

Family:  Centrophoridae (Gulper sharks)
Max. size:  84 cm TL (male/unsexed); 109 cm TL (female)
Environment:  bathydemersal; depth range 600 - 1000 m
Distribution:  Northeast Atlantic: Madeira. Northwest Pacific: Japan.
Biology:  Found on the insular slopes. No record of food items. Ovoviviparous, size of litter not known but a female with 12 large eggs suggests moderate-sized litters.
IUCN Red List Status: Data deficient (DD); Date assessed: 01 December 2008 Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Carpenter, Kent E. - 15.06.92
Modified by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 27.10.03
Checked by: Luna, Susan M. - 15.03.94

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