Japanese roughshark

This species grows to 64.

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The Japanese roughshark lives in the bathydemersal, marine, depth range 225 - 270 m environment.

The Japanese roughshark, Oxynotus japonicus, is a rare species of shark in the family Oxynotidae, known only from a handful of specimens recovered from Suruga Bay and the Enshunada Sea off Japan. It is a benthic species that occurs at a depth of 150-350 meters. More

Common names

Japanese roughshark in English
Japanse ruwhaai in Dutch (Nederlands)
Japanse ruwhaai in Unknown
Oroshi zame in Japanese (日本語)
日本尖背角鯊 in Mandarin Chinese
日本尖背角鯊 in Unknown
日本尖背角鲨 in Mandarin Chinese
日本尖背角鲨 in Unknown

Order : Squaliformes
Family : Oxynotidae
Genus : Oxynotus
Species : Oxynotus japonicus
Authority : Yano & Murofushi, 1985