Roughskin spurdog

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Roughskin spurdog
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Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Chondrichthyes
Order: Squaliformes
Family: Squalidae
Genus: Cirrhigaleus
C. asper
Binomial name
Cirrhigaleus asper
(Merrett, 1973)
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Range of the roughskin spurdog (in blue)

The roughskin spurdog (Cirrhigaleus asper) is a dogfish of the family Squalidae, found circumglobally between latitudes 35°N and 35°S, at depths of between 200 metres (660 ft) and 600 metres (2,000 ft). It reaches a length of 1.2 metres (3.9 ft).

The roughskin spurdog is ovoviviparous with 21 to 22 young in a litter.


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  • Compagno, Dando, & Fowler, Sharks of the World, Princeton University Press, New Jersey 2005 ISBN 0-691-12072-2