Leafscale gulper shark
|Leafscale gulper shark|
|Drawing by R. Mintern|
|Range of leafscale gulper shark (in blue)|
Centrophorus ferrugineus Meng, Hu & Li, 1982
The leafscale gulper shark, Centrophorus squamosus, is a dogfish of the family Centrophoridae. C. squamosus is reported to have a lifespan of approximately 70 years, based on otolith ring counts. It was the first described species in the genus Centrophorus, which now contains 13 species.
Eastern Atlantic around continental slopes from Iceland south to the Cape of Good Hope, Western Indian Ocean around Aldabra Islands, and western Pacific around Honshū, Japan, the Philippines, south-east Australia, and New Zealand.
Habits and habitat
It is ovoviviparous with a maximum of 5 young per litter.
Its meat is utilized dried and salted for human consumption and as fishmeal.
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