Mandarin dogfish

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Mandarin dogfish
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Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Chondrichthyes
Order: Squaliformes
Family: Squalidae
Genus: Cirrhigaleus
Species: C. barbifer
Binomial name
Cirrhigaleus barbifer
S. Tanaka (I), 1912
Cirrhigaleus barbifer and australis distmap.png
Range of C. barbifer in dark blue and C. australis in light blue.

The mandarin dogfish (Cirrhigaleus barbifer) is a dogfish, a member of the family Squalidae in the order Squaliformes. It is found at depths of 140–650 metres (460–2,130 ft) off southern Japan, Taiwan, and Indonesia (Bali and Lombok). Populations off Australia and New Zealand were formerly included in this species, but in 2007 these were assigned to a new species, the southern Mandarin dogfish. It is not clear which of these species is involved in other populations from the tropical West Pacific.

In March 2013 it was announced that two sharks caught near Rottnest Island off the coast of Western Australia in 2011 had been identified as Cirrhigaleus barbifer.[2][3]


  1. ^ White, W.T. (2009). "Cirrhigaleus barbifer". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2009: e.T41795A10548515. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2009-2.RLTS.T41795A10548515.en. Retrieved 24 December 2017. 
  2. ^ "New Predator Enters Australian Waters". Retrieved 1 March 2013. 
  3. ^ Kempster, Ryan; Hunt, David; Human, Brett; Egeberg, Channing; Collin, Shaun (2013). "First record of the mandarin dogfish Cirrhigaleus barbifer (Chondrichthyes: Squalidae) from Western Australia". Marine Biodiversity Records. 6. doi:10.1017/S175526721300002X. Retrieved 1 March 2013.