|Range of needle dogfish (in blue)|
The needle dogfish, Centrophorus acus, is a small, little-known deepwater shark. It is found in the northern Gulf of Mexico and the western Pacific Ocean around Honshū, Japan.The needle dogfish, is a junior synonym of gulper shark,Centrophorus granulosus. (White & al. 2013).
This type of shark has no anal fin, two dorsal fins with large spines. Also unicuspidate teeth on both jaws that are very sharp almost bladelike. The lower jaw teeth are much longer than the ones in the upper jaw. A long snout, leafshaped, and the rear tips of the pectoral fins are narrowly angular and strongly extended.
- Horodysky & Burgess (2005). Centrophorus acus. 2006. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN 2006. www.iucnredlist.org. Retrieved on 11 May 2006. Database entry includes justification for why this species is near threatened
- "Centrophorus acus". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved 5 February 2006.
- FAO Species Catalogue Volume 4 Parts 1 and 2 Sharks of the World
- Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2006). "Centrophorus acus" in FishBase. February 2006 version.
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