Taiwan gulper shark

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Taiwan gulper shark
Centrophorus niaukang.JPG
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Chondrichthyes
Subclass: Elasmobranchii
Order: Squaliformes
Family: Centrophoridae
Genus: Centrophorus
Species: C. niaukang
Binomial name
Centrophorus niaukang
(Teng, 1959)
Centrophorus niaukang distmap.png
Range of Taiwan gulper shark (in blue)

The Taiwan gulper shark, Centrophorus niaukang, is a locally common, large deepwater shark.The Taiwan gulper shark is a junior synonym of gulper shark, Centrophorus granulosus (White & al.2013) [1]

Physical characteristics[edit]

The Taiwan gulper shark has no anal, two dorsal (with small spines) and a caudal fin with a more vertical rear edge. The maximum length of the shark is 154 centimetres (61 in).


The Taiwan gulper shark is distributed patchily throughout the world, on outer continental shelves and upper slopes in the Atlantic, Indian, and Pacific oceans.

Habits and habitat[edit]

The Taiwan gulper shark lives at depths around 250 metres (820 ft).

See also[edit]


  1. ^ White, W.T.; Ebert, J.P; Gavin, G.J.P; Naylor, H.; Hsuan-Ching, H.; Clerkin, P.; Cotton, C.F. (2013). "Revision of the genus Centrophorus (Squaliformes: Centrophoridae): Part 1— Redescription of Centrophorus granulosus (Bloch & Schneider), a senior synonym of C. acus Garman and C. niaukang Teng.". Zootaxa 3752 (1). pp. 35–72.