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Class: Elasmobranchii
Order: Squaliformes
Family: Somniosidae Sleeper sharks

Genus: Centroscymnus

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Centroscymnus coelolepis Portuguese dogfish Western Atlantic 120 TL 1864
Centroscymnus crepidater Longnose velvet dogfish Eastern Atlantic 130 TL 1864
Centroscymnus macracanthus Largespine velvet dogfish Southeast Pacific 68 TL 1906
Centroscymnus owstonii Roughskin dogfish Atlantic, Pacific and Ind 121 TL 1906
Centroscymnus plunketi Plunket shark Southwest Pacific 170 TL 1910



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