Longnose velvet dogfish

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Longnose velvet dogfish
Centroscymnus crepidater.jpg
Drawing by Dr Tony Ayling
Centroscymnus crepidater 1892.jpg
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Chondrichthyes
Subclass: Elasmobranchii
Order: Squaliformes
Family: Somniosidae
Genus: Centroselachus
Garman, 1913
Species: C. crepidater
Binomial name
Centroselachus crepidater
(Barbosa du Bocage & Brito Capello, 1864)
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Range of the longnose velvet dogfish (in blue)

The longnose velvet dogfish, Centroselachus crepidater, is a sleeper shark of the family Somniosidae, found circumglobally in southern hemisphere subtropical seas, at depths of between 230 and 1,500 m. It reaches a length of 130 cm.

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