Prickly dogfish

The prickly dogfish, Oxynotus bruniensis, is a species of sleeper shark, family Dalatiidae, found off southern Australia and New Zealand, on the continental shelf at depths of between 45 and 1,000 m.

The Prickly dogfish lives in the bathydemersal, marine, depth range 45 - 1070 m , usually 350 - 650 m environment.

Prickly dogfish at the Rumble V submarine volcano. Conservation status Data Deficient (IUCN 3. More

The Prickly Dogfish has a hump-backed body which has a flat lower surface. The body is nearly triangular in cross-section. The species has prominent abdominal ridges, two sail-like dorsal fins which are each preceded by a spine, and lacks an anal fin. More

Prickly Dogfish - Oxynotus bruniensis Prickly Dogfish - Oxynotus bruniensis 601x399 (128kb) More

No image of Prickly dogfish found in the Shark Database Range Map Earth Map Names Scientific: Oxynotus bruniensis German: Stachlige Meersau More

Prickly dogfish Oxynotus bruniensis Prickly dogfish - Size: Most grow to less than 3.3 ft, though one species sometimes reaches almost 5 ft. More

Prickly Dogfish Oxynotus bruniensis Rough Shark Dogshark Image: 40M2631-05 Request Image License Fee Add Photo to Lightbox View Larger Photo View your Lightbox Order Print of Photo More

Prickly dogfish glides over the seafloor in search for prey sea urchins Prior to the dive on Rumble V, these sea urchins had only been seen in nets Vailulu'u Monowai Macauley Giggenbach Brothers Rumble V More

Common names

Centrine aiguille in French (français)
Cerdo marino agujeta in Spanish (español)
Oxynotus bruniensis in French (français)
Pepeke in English
prickley dogfish in English
Prickly dogfish in English
Rough shark in English
Ru trekanthaj in Danish (dansk)
Stekelruwhaai in Dutch (Nederlands)
澳洲尖背角鯊 in Mandarin Chinese
澳洲尖背角鲨 in Mandarin Chinese

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Order : Squaliformes
Family : Oxynotidae
Genus : Oxynotus
Species : Oxynotus bruniensis
Authority : Ogilby, 1893