Portuguese dogfish

* ambiguous synonym

The Portuguese dogfish lives in the bathydemersal, marine, depth range 150 - 3700 m , usually 400 - 2000 m environment.

The Portuguese Dogfish is a uniform golden to black colour. It has a stout body with large, smooth denticles. There are two small, equal-sized dorsal fins that are each preceded by a small spine. More

Stocky and dark brown in color, the Portuguese dogfish can be distinguished from similar-looking species (such as the kitefin shark, Dalatias licha) by the small spines in front of its dorsal fins. Its dermal denticles are also unusual, resembling the scales of a bony fish. More

greater than the landings of Portuguese dogfish, the second species in ranking. However, the landings of gulper shark show a decreasing trend over time, particularly in 2000, the lowest value in the time series. In Sesimbra, landings of Portuguese dogfish was highest, followed by leafscale gulper shark. More

sharks and Portuguese dogfish in this region are categorized as Endangered. More

* Portuguese dogfish More

Two leafscale gulper sharks in foreground, one Portuguese dogfish at the back. The main species taken in these fisheries are the leafscale gulper shark (Centrophorus squamosus) and the Portuguese dogfish (Centrophorus coelolepis). More

Portuguese dogfish and leafscale gulper shark , which are now heavily depleted," David Griffith, General Secretary of ICES. More

No image of Portuguese dogfish found in the Shark Database Range Map Earth Map Names Scientific: Centroscymnus coelolepis German: Portugiesenhai More

The Portuguese Dogfish is the only shark ever seen at 12,000 feet below the ocean’s surface. More

* Portuguese: The Portuguese dogfish is found in the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans. * lesser: The lesser spotted dogfish is the most common shark species around the UK, including Sussex. More

Common names

Centroscimno in Italian (Italiano)
Glíggjháur in Faroese (Føroyskt)
Glíggjhávur in Faroese (Føroyskt)
Gljáháfur in Icelandic (Íslenska)
Kalb in Arabic (‫العربية)
Kentroskymnos in Greek (Ελληνικά)
Kentroskymnos in Greek, Modern (1453)
Marubara-yumezame in Japanese (日本語)
Ostroun portugalský in Czech (česky)
Pailó in Catalan (Català)
Pailona in Portuguese (Português)
Pailona in Spanish (español)
Pailona commun in French (français)
Pailonahaj in Swedish (Svenska)
Palluda in Spanish (español)
Portugese dogfish in English
Portugese ijshaai in Dutch (Nederlands)
Portugiesenhai in German (Deutsch)
Portugisisk fløjlshaj in Danish (dansk)
Portuguese dogfish in English
Portuguese shark in English
Rasqueta in Spanish (español)
Syvänne-piikkihai in Finnish (suomen kieli)
Tiburón portugués in Spanish (español)
Tubarão português in Portuguese (Português)
Tubarão portuguÍs in Portuguese (Português)
Xara preta in Portuguese (Português)
Κεντροσκύμνος in Greek (Ελληνικά)
Κεντροσκύμνος in Greek, Modern (1453)
大眼荆鲨 in Mandarin Chinese
大眼荊鯊 in Mandarin Chinese
腔鱗荊鯊 in Mandarin Chinese
腔鳞荆鲨 in Mandarin Chinese

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Order : Squaliformes
Family : Somniosidae
Genus : Centroscymnus
Species : Centroscymnus coelolepis
Authority : Barbosa du Bocage & deBrito Capello, 1864