Granular Dogfish Shark

The granular dogfish shark is a small dogfish that has so far been limited to the Falkland Islands.

Granular Dogfish Shark Scientific Classification

Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Chondrichthyes
Order Squaliformes
Family Etmopteridae
Genus Centroscyllium
Scientific Name C. granulatum

Description

These sharks are tiny – about 11 inches long. Like other dogfish sharks, these sharks have two dorsal fins with spines, the first being much larger than the second. Inside their narrowly arched mouths, one can observe comb-like teeth in both jaws.

Granular dogfish sharks are uniformly black with no conspicuous markings.

Where do they live

These sharks have only been seen in the Falkland Islands in the South Atlantic at 1,312-1,470 feet.

Behavior

Reproductive

It is assumed that these sharks give live birth.

Interactions with humans

The IUCN lists this shark as “Vulnerable” or “VU” because of the lack of information about it.

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