Roughskin dogfish

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Roughskin dogfish
Centroscymnus owstoni (Roughskin dogfish).gif
Drawing by Dr Tony Ayling
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Chondrichthyes
Order: Squaliformes
Family: Somniosidae
Genus: Centroscymnus
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.[2][3] It reaches a length of 121 cm.[2]

Conservation status[edit]

The New Zealand Department of Conservation has classified the roughskin dogfish as "Not Threatened" under the New Zealand Threat Classification System.[4]


  1. ^ Finucci, B. & Kyne, P.M. 2018. Centroscymnus owstonii. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2018: e.T41749A68615392. Downloaded on 27 December 2018.
  2. ^ a b Carpenter, Kent E.; Capuli, Estelita Emily (2019). "Centroscymnus owstonii Garman, 1906 Roughskin dogfish". Fishbase. Retrieved 18 January 2019.
  3. ^ Ayling, Tony; Cox, Geoffrey J. (1982). Collins guide to the sea fishes of New Zealand. Auckland [N.Z.]: Collins. ISBN 978-0002169875. OCLC 9506630.
  4. ^ Duffy, Clinton A. J.; Francis, Malcolm; Dunn, M. R.; Finucci, Brit; Ford, Richard; Hitchmough, Rod; Rolfe, Jeremy (2018). Conservation status of New Zealand chondrichthyans (chimaeras, sharks and rays), 2016 (PDF). Wellington, New Zealand: Department of Conservation. p. 9. ISBN 9781988514628. OCLC 1042901090.