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Largespine velvet dogfish

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Kingdom  Animalia
Genus  Scymnodon
Higher classification  Centroscymnus
Order  Squaliformes
Family  Somniosidae
Phylum  Chordata
Rank  Species
Subclass  Elasmobranchii
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Scientific name  Centroscymnus macracanthus
Similar  Plunket shark, Granular dogfish, Scymnodalatias, Rasptooth dogfish, Western highfin spurdog

The largespine velvet dogfish, Scymnodon macracanthus, is a shark of the family Somniosidae, found on the lower continental slopes between latitudes 50°S and 54°S in the southeast Pacific Ocean from the Straits of Magellan, and the southwest Pacific from New Zealand, at depths of between 650 and 920 m. Its length is up to 68 cm.

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Largespine velvet dogfish Wikipedia


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