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Class: Elasmobranchii
Order: Squaliformes
Family: Squalidae Dogfish sharks

Genus: Cirrhigaleus

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Western Atlantic
Max. Length 120 cm TL
Cirrhigaleus asper (Merrett, 1973)

Photo by Photo by Harris, M.
 
Cirrhigaleus asper
[Roughskin spurdog]



Pacific Ocean
Max. Length 123 cm TL
Cirrhigaleus australis White, Last & Stevens, 2007

Photo by Photo by Graham, K.
 
Cirrhigaleus australis
[Southern Mandarin Dogfish]



Western Pacific
Max. Length 126 cm TL
Cirrhigaleus barbifer Tanaka, 1912

Photo by Photo by The Fish Database of Taiwan
 
Cirrhigaleus barbifer
[Mandarin dogfish]



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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Cirrhigaleus asper Roughskin spurdog Western Atlantic 120 TL 1973
Cirrhigaleus australis Southern Mandarin Dogfish Pacific Ocean 123 TL 2007
Cirrhigaleus barbifer Mandarin dogfish Western Pacific 126 TL 1912



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