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Granular dogfish

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Kingdom  Animalia
Subclass  Elasmobranchii
Family  Etmopteridae
Scientific name  Centroscyllium granulatum
Rank  Species
Phylum  Chordata
Order  Squaliformes
Genus  Centroscyllium
Higher classification  Centroscyllium
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Similar  Centroscyllium, Largespine velvet dogfish, Hooktooth dogfish, Rasptooth dogfish, Ornate dogfish

The granular dogfish, Centroscyllium granulatum, is a little-known, very small dogfish shark of the family Etmopteridae, endemic to the Falkland Islands.

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Physical characteristics

The granular dogfish has no anal fin, two dorsal spines with the second one much larger than the first, a large second dorsal fin, a long abdomen, small pectoral and pelvic fins, a large eye, prominent nostrils and spiracles, and brownish-black coloration. It is very small, growing to only 28 cm.

Distribution

They have only been found around the Falkland Islands in the South Atlantic.

Habits and habitat

Almost nothing is known about this shark. It has been caught at around 450 m depth.

References

Granular dogfish Wikipedia


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