Harman Patil

Lowfin gulper shark

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Kingdom  Animalia
Subclass  Elasmobranchii
Family  Centrophoridae
Scientific name  Centrophorus lusitanicus
Rank  Species
Phylum  Chordata
Order  Squaliformes
Genus  Centrophorus
Higher classification  Centrophorus
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Similar  Little gulper shark, Centrophorus, Smallfin gulper shark, Dwarf gulper shark, Leafscale gulper shark

The lowfin gulper shark, Centrophorus lusitanicus, is a large deepwater dogfish in the Centrophoridae family.

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Physical characteristics

The lowfin gulper shark has no anal fin, two dorsal fins (with spines with the first dorsal fin being much longer than the rear), a long, broad snout, and angular pectoral fins. Its maximum length is 1.6 m.

Distribution

The lowfin gulper shark is found in the Eastern Atlantic off Portugal and West Africa, the Indian Ocean around Mozambique and Madagascar, and the West Pacific by Taiwan.

Habits and habitat

Lowfin gulper sharks live at depths between 300 and 1,400 m. They are ovoviviparous and give birth to up to six pups per litter. They feed on other sharks, bony fish, crabs, and lobsters.

References

Lowfin gulper shark Wikipedia


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