(H. M. Smith & Radcliff, 1912)
|Range of arrownose dogfish (in blue)|
The arrowhead dogfish has an extremely long angular snout, no anal fin, small first dorsal and long rear dorsal spines, and pitchfork-shaped dermal denticles. The first dorsal fin is short and placed high on the back. This is the smallest of the Deania genus with a maximum length of only 76 cm.
It is found in the Pacific Ocean around the Philippines, in the Western Atlantic Ocean off of the Carolinas, in the Eastern Atlantic all along Africa's west coast, and in the Indian Ocean off South Africa.
Habits and habitat
- "Deania profundorum". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved 23 January 2006.
- Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2005). "Deania profundorum" in FishBase. 09 2005 version.
- FAO Species Catalogue Volume 4 Parts 1 and 2 Sharks of the World
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