Elasmobranchii (sharks and rays) > Squaliformes
(Sleeper and dogfish sharks) > Centrophoridae
Etymology: Centrophorus: centr[um] (L.), prickle or sharp point; phorus, from phoreus (Gr.), bearer or carrier, referring to grooved spines on dorsal fins. (See ETYFish); tessellatus: Latin for tessellated, i.e., inlaid with small squares, allusion not explained, probably referring to dermal denticles block-like and widespaced instead of overlapping. (See ETYFish).
More on author: Garman.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; benthopelagic; depth range 20 - 732 m (Ref. 58018). Deep-water; 32°N - 31°N, 130°E - 132°E (Ref. 54322)
Northwest Pacific: southeastern Honshu, Japan. Eastern Central Pacific: French Polynesia and Hawaiian Islands.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 89.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 247)
A little-known gulper shark of the insular slopes. Apparently rare. Ovoviviparous (Ref. 50449).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Distinct pairing with embrace (Ref. 205). Ovoviviparous, embryos feed solely on yolk (Ref. 50449).
Compagno, L.J.V., 1984. FAO Species Catalogue. Vol. 4. Sharks of the world. An annotated and illustrated catalogue of shark species known to date. Part 1 - Hexanchiformes to Lamniformes. FAO Fish. Synop. 125(4/1):1-249. Rome, FAO. (Ref. 247)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 126983)
Threat to humans
Fisheries: of no interest
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82804
= 0.5001 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00245 (0.00114 - 0.00526), b=3.20 (3.02 - 3.38), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this Subfamily-BS (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 4.3 ±0.3 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): Low, minimum population doubling time 4.5 - 14 years (Fec assumed to be <100).
Fishing Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): High vulnerability (56 of 100).
Nutrients (Ref. 124155
): Calcium = 5.89 [1.11, 29.55] mg/100g ; Iron = 0.249 [0.058, 0.798] mg/100g ; Protein = 19.2 [16.9, 21.5] % ; Omega3 = 0.285 [0.102, 0.888] g/100g ; Selenium = 14.8 [4.2, 45.9] μg/100g ; VitaminA = 21.5 [4.8, 104.0] μg/100g ; Zinc = 0.321 [0.155, 0.642] mg/100g (wet weight);