Roughskin dogfish

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Roughskin dogfish
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Drawing by Dr Tony Ayling
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Chondrichthyes
Order: Squaliformes
Family: Somniosidae
Genus: Centroscymnus
Species: C. owstonii
Binomial name
Centroscymnus owstonii
(Garman, 1906)
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Range of the roughskin dogfish (in blue)

Centroscymnus cryptacanthus Regan, 1906

The roughskin dogfish, Centroscymnus owstonii, is a sleeper shark of the family Somniosidae, found around the world on continental shelves in tropical, subtropical and temperate seas, at depths of between 100 and 1,500 m. It reaches a length of 120 cm.


  1. ^ Paul, L. (SSG Australia & Oceania Regional Workshop, March 2003) (2003). "Centroscymnus owstonii". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. 
  • Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2011). "Centroscymnus owstonii" in FishBase. February 2011 version.
  • Tony Ayling & Geoffrey Cox, Collins Guide to the Sea Fishes of New Zealand, (William Collins Publishers Ltd., Auckland, New Zealand 1982) ISBN 0-00-216987-8