Granular dogfish

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Granular dogfish
Centroscyllium granulatum.JPG
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Chondrichthyes
Subclass: Elasmobranchii
Order: Squaliformes
Family: Etmopteridae
Genus: Centroscyllium
Species: C. granulatum
Binomial name
Centroscyllium granulatum
Günther, 1887
Centroscyllium granulatum distmap.png
Range of the granular dogfish (in blue)

The granular dogfish, Centroscyllium granulatum, is a little-known, very small dogfish shark of the family Etmopteridae, endemic to the Falkland Islands.

Physical characteristics[edit]

The granular dogfish has no anal fin, two dorsal spines with the second one much larger than the first, a large second dorsal fin, a long abdomen, small pectoral and pelvic fins, a large eye, prominent nostrils and spiracles, and brownish-black coloration. It is very small, growing to only 28 cm.


They have only been found around the Falkland Islands in the South Atlantic.

Habits and habitat[edit]

Almost nothing is known about this shark. It has been caught at around 450 m depth.