Centroscyllium ritteri Jordan & Fowler, 1903
Whitefin dogfish
photo by FAO

Family:  Etmopteridae (Lantern sharks)
Max. size:  43 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; marine; depth range 110 - 1100 m
Distribution:  Northwest Pacific: endemic to Japan.
Diagnosis:   
Biology:  A little-known distinctive deepwater dogfish, biology almost totally unknown. Ovoviviparous (Ref. 205).
IUCN Red List Status: Data deficient (DD); Date assessed: 01 December 2008 Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
Country info:   
 

Entered by: Carpenter, Kent E. - 15.06.92
Modified by: Bailly, Nicolas - 06.07.07
Checked by: Luna, Susan M. - 15.03.94

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