Black dogfish

The black dogfish has no anal fin, grooved dorsal spines, a second dorsal fin larger than the first, rounded nose, large eyes, trident shaped teeth, a long abdomen, and is blackish-brown in color.

The Black dogfish lives in the bathydemersal, marine, depth range 180 - 1600 m , usually 550 - 1000 m environment.

true for the black dogfish, which occurs between 975 to 5,280 feet. Nevertheless, commercial fishing operations sometimes will catch this elusive shark. When first brought above water, the eyes of this shark are a reflective green. More

Range of black dogfish (in blue) Greyreefsharksmall2.jpg Sharks portal The black dogfish, Centroscyllium fabricii, is an abundant deepwater dogfish shark. More

The black dogfish is a small deep dwelling shark with a short and heavily set body. Both of the dorsal fins have white spines on the leading edge. The second dorsal fin is larger than the first. More

regularly, black dogfish were often caught along the slopes of the offshore Banks, from Grand to Browns and to the eastern part of Georges, if sets were made down to 200 fathoms or deeper. More

the upper jaw (lower jaw as well in the black dogfish) has 3 to 5 sharp points, but only one point in the spiny dog. This is a slender little shark, with flattened head and snout tapering to a blunt tip. More

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The black dogfish is found on both sides of the North Atlantic, off western Greenland and Iceland. Reports of this fish in the northern Pacific and Japan have not yet been confirmed. More

The range of the black dogfish in the western North Atlantic from Baffin Island and Greenland south to the Gulf of Mexico and in the eastern North Atlantic from Iceland south to Senegal and Guinea to Namibia. More

Black dogfish swims gracefully across the sandy seafloor This digital video clip originates from a project entitled Deep East - A Voyage of Discovery: Exploring Deep Sea Coral Communities conducted by Barbara Hecker, Ivar G. More

Common names

aiguillat noir in French (français)
black dogfish in English
Centroscyllium fabricii in Polish (polski)
Fabricius sorthaj in Danish (dansk)
Fabricius' sorthaj in Danish (dansk)
Spineg du in Breton (brezhoneg)
Svart pigghaj in Swedish (Svenska)
Svartháfur in Icelandic (Íslenska)
Svartháur in Faroese (Føroyskt)
Svarthávur in Faroese (Føroyskt)
Tamsusis centroscilis in Lithuanian (lietuvių kalba)
Tollo negro in Spanish (español)
Tollo negro merga in Spanish (español)
Zwarte lantaarnhaai in Dutch (Nederlands)
黑霞鯊 in Mandarin Chinese
黑霞鲨 in Mandarin Chinese

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Order : Squaliformes
Family : Etmopteridae
Genus : Centroscyllium
Species : Centroscyllium fabricii
Authority : Reinhardt, 1825