Centroselachus crepidater   (Barbosa du Bocage & de Brito Capello,  1864) (Fish)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Elasmobranchii

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Color: Black or blackish brown in color.

Dorsal fins with very small fin spines, very long snout, greatly elongated labial furrows that nearly encircle mouth, lanceolate upper teeth and bladelike lower teeth with moderately long, oblique cusps, fairly slender body that does not taper abruptly from pectoral region, moderately large lateral trunk denticles with partly smooth, oval, cuspidate crowns in adults and subadults.


Synonym (s)
Centrophorus crepidater Barbosa du Bocage & de Brito Capello, 1864
Centrophorus jonssonii Saemundsson, 1922
Centrophorus rossi Alcock, 1898
Centroscymnus crepidater (Barbosa du Bocage & de Brito Capello, 1864)
Centroscymnus furvescens De Buen, 1960

Common Name (s)
• Longnose Velvet Dogfish (English)
• Longnose Velvet-Shark (English)
Economic Importance and Threats
Importance:  Commercial, Dangers
(Fisheries; The flesh is high in mercury; utilized as fishmeal and source of squalene.
Poisonous to eat.)

Habitat:  Demersal
Prey:  Fish and cephalopods
IUCN Status:  Least Concern


• Kerala, Kochi Fisheries Harbour INDIA (Record: 01/2008-06/2009) (Depth: 230-1500 mts)

Literature Source(s)
  • Akhilesh, KV; Ganga, U; Pillai, NGK; Vivekanandan, E; Bineesh, KK; Shanis, CPR and Hashim, M (2011) Deep-sea fishing for chondrichthyan resources and sustainability concerns-a case study from southwest coast of India Indian Journal of Geo-Marine Sciences NISCAIR 40(3) 347-355 Available at - nopr.niscair.res.in/bitstream/.../1/IJMS%2040(3)%20347-355.pdf
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • Froese, R and Pauly, D (2000) Fishbase 2000: Concepts, design and data sources ICLARM 344 pp Available at - http://www.fishbase.org

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