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Class: Elasmobranchii
Order: Squaliformes
Family: Etmopteridae Lantern sharks

Genus: Centroscyllium

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Max. Length 63.6 cm TL

 
Centroscyllium excelsum
[Highfin dogfish]



Northwest Atlantic
Max. Length 107 cm TL
Centroscyllium fabricii (Reinhardt, 1825)

Photo by Photo by Román Marcote, E.
 
Centroscyllium fabricii
[Black dogfish]



Southwest Atlantic
Max. Length 28 cm TL
Centroscyllium granulatum Günther, 1887

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Centroscyllium granulatum
[Granular dogfish]



Western Pacific
Max. Length 60 cm TL
Centroscyllium kamoharai Abe, 1966

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Centroscyllium kamoharai
[Bareskin dogfish]



Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 51 cm TL
Centroscyllium nigrum Garman, 1899

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Centroscyllium nigrum
[Combtooth dogfish]



Indian Ocean
Max. Length 30 cm TL
Centroscyllium ornatum (Alcock, 1889)

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Centroscyllium ornatum
[Ornate dogfish]



Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 43 cm TL
Centroscyllium ritteri Jordan & Fowler, 1903

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Centroscyllium ritteri
[Whitefin dogfish]



7 species

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Centroscyllium excelsum Highfin dogfish Northwest Pacific 63.6 TL 1990
Centroscyllium fabricii Black dogfish Northwest Atlantic 107 TL 1825
Centroscyllium granulatum Granular dogfish Southwest Atlantic 28 TL 1887
Centroscyllium kamoharai Bareskin dogfish Western Pacific 60 TL 1966
Centroscyllium nigrum Combtooth dogfish Eastern Pacific 51 TL 1899
Centroscyllium ornatum Ornate dogfish Indian Ocean 30 TL 1889
Centroscyllium ritteri Whitefin dogfish Northwest Pacific 43 TL 1903



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