Mosaic gulper shark
|Mosaic gulper shark|
|Range of mosaic gulper shark (in blue)|
The mosaic gulper shark, Centrophorus tessellatus, is a small rare deepwater dogfish, found in the Pacific Ocean around Honshū, Japan and the Hawaiian Islands at depths between 260 and 730 metres. It is one of 13 described species in the genus, Centrophorus.
The mosaic gulper shark has no anal fin, two dorsal fins with large spines (the second dorsal is relatively high, almost as high as the first), large eyes, angular extended free tips on the pectoral fins, and a moderately notched caudal fin. It has a maximum length of 89 centimetres.
Little is known about the mosaic gulper shark.
- Herndon & Burgess (2005). Centrophorus tessellatus. 2006. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN 2006. www.iucnredlist.org. Retrieved on 12 May 2006. Database entry includes justification for why this species is listed as data deficient
- "Centrophorus tessellatus". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved 23 January 2006.
- FAO Species Catalogue Volume 4 Parts 1 and 2 Sharks of the World
- Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2005). "Centrophorus tessellatus" in FishBase. 09 2005 version.
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