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Family: Centrophoridae Gulper sharks



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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Centrophorus atromarginatus Dwarf gulper shark Indo-West Pacific 87 TL 1913
Centrophorus granulosus Gulper shark Eastern Atlantic 170 TL 1801
Centrophorus harrissoni Dumb gulper shark Eastern Indian Ocean 111.4 TL 1915
Centrophorus isodon Blackfin gulper shark Northwest Pacific 108 1981
Centrophorus lesliei African gulper shark Western Indian Ocean, Moz 99 TL 2017
Centrophorus longipinnis Longfin gulper shark Western Pacific 93 TL 2017
Centrophorus lusitanicus Lowfin gulper shark Eastern Atlantic 160 TL 1864
Centrophorus moluccensis Smallfin gulper shark Indian Ocean 100 TL 1860
Centrophorus seychellorum Western Indian Ocean 79.7 TL 2003
Centrophorus squamosus Leafscale gulper shark North-western Atlantic, n 164 TL 1788
Centrophorus tessellatus Mosaic gulper shark Northwest Pacific 89 TL 1906
Centrophorus uyato Little gulper shark Western Central Atlantic 110 TL 1810
Centrophorus westraliensis Western gulper shark Eastern Indian Ocean 90.9 TL 2008
Centrophorus zeehaani Southern dogfish Indian and Pacific oceans 102.7 TL 2008
Deania calcea Birdbeak dogfish Eastern Atlantic 122 TL 1839
Deania hystricosa Rough longnose dogfish Northeast Atlantic 109 TL 1906
Deania profundorum Arrowhead dogfish Northwest Atlantic 79 TL 1912
Deania quadrispinosa Longsnout dogfish Southeast Atlantic 115 TL 1915



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