Roughskin spurdog

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Roughskin spurdog
Cirrhigaleus asper.JPG
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Chondrichthyes
Subclass: Elasmobranchii
Order: Squaliformes
Family: Squalidae
Genus: Cirrhigaleus
Species: C. asper
Binomial name
Cirrhigaleus asper
(Merrett, 1973)
Cirrhigaleus asper distmap.png
Range of the roughskin spurdog (in blue)

The roughskin spurdog, Cirrhigaleus asper, is a dogfish of the family Squalidae, found circumglobally between latitudes 35°N and 35°S, at depths of between 200 and 600 m. It reaches a length of 1.2 m.

The roughskin spurdog is ovoviviparous with 21 to 22 young in a litter.

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