Centrophorus uyato   (Rafinesque,  1810) (Fish)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class: Elasmobranchii
Order:Squaliformes
Family:Centrophoridae

Description
Size: 93 cm; 40-50 cm (at birth)

Color: Dark grey -brown above, lighter below. A dark spot above gill slits and eyes. Oral cavity blackish.

Snout more pointed. No anal fin,two dorsal fin with large spines. First dorsal relatively high and short, second dorsal lower than first. Spine with lateral grooves on anterior edges of both dorsal fins. Rear tips of pectoral fins narrowly angular and strongly extended. Block like very broad sessile, crowned wide spaced cuspidate lateral denticles.
Ovoviviparous


Synonym (s)

Common Name (s)
• Bramble
• Sleeper Shark
• Dogfish Shark
• Little Gulper Shark (English)
• Spiny Shark (English)
• Sorrah (Tamil)
Economic Importance and Threats
Importance:  Commercial
(Smoked, dried and salted for human consumption; fish meal, liver oil)

Ecology
Habitat:  Demersal
Trophic Level:  Tertiary Consumer
Prey:  Feeds on bony fishes and squids

Biogeography


• INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Raje, SG; Sivakami, S; Mohanraj, G; Manoj Kumar, PP; Raju, A and Joshi, KK (2007) An atlas on the Elasmobranch fishery resources of India CMFRI Special publication CMFRI, Cochin, India. 95 253pp Available at - http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/4056/1/Special_Publn_95.pdf
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org


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