Centroscyllium ornatum   (Alcock,  1889) (Fish)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Chondrichthyes

Elongated fusiform body, trunk longer than tail. Snout is depressed. Eyes large with nictitating membrane and elongated orbit. Nasoral grooves and cirri are absent. Labial folds are well developed in both jaws. spiracles are large behind eyes, higher and superior. Five pairs of gill-openings are present. Two dorsal fins each with a well developed spine anteriorly are present. Anal fin absent. Caudal pit absent and caudal fin is trunctated or pointed . Teeth are small, raptorial and multicuspid.

Synonym (s)
Paracentroscyllium ornatum Alcock, 1889

Common Name (s)
• Ornate Dogfish (English)
Economic Importance and Threats



• Bay of Bengal INDIA
• West Bengal (Lat: 21.45) (Long: 87.9) INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Venkataraman, K; Milton, MCJ and Raghuram, KP (2003) Handbook on sharks of Indian waters ZSI, Kolkata 1-113
  • Zoological Survey of India (Eds) (1991) Animal resources of India (Protozoa to Mammalia) ZSI 1-694 Available at - NCL, Pune
  • Alcock, A (1994) A descriptive catalogue of the Indian deep sea fishes in the Indian museum Oxford and IBH Publishing Co. Pvt. Ltd.,New Delhi 1-211 Available at - CMFRI Library, Cochin- 682018
  • Biswas, KP (2009) Fishes around Indian Ocean Elasmobranch Fishes Daya publishing house Available at - NIO,Goa
  • Das, P; De, SP; Bhowmik, RM; Pandit, IK; Sengupta, R; Nandi, AC; Thakurta, SC and Saha, S (2007) Piscine diversity of West Bengal Fishing chimes 27(5) 15-28 Available at - NIO, Goa

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