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).

Distribution[edit]

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).

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Notes[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. 

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