Largespine velvet dogfish

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Largespine velvet dogfish
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Chondrichthyes
Subclass: Elasmobranchii
Order: Squaliformes
Family: Somniosidae
Genus: Proscymnodon
Species: P. macracanthus
Binomial name
Proscymnodon macracanthus
(Regan, 1906)
Synonyms

Centroscymnus macracanthus Regan, 1906

The largespine velvet dogfish, Proscymnodon macracanthus, is a shark of the family Somniosidae, found on the lower continental slopes between latitudes 50°S and 54°S in the southeast Pacific Ocean from the Straits of Magellan, and the southwest Pacific from New Zealand, at depths of between 650 and 920 m. Its length is up to 68 cm.

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