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Class: Elasmobranchii
Order: Squaliformes
Family: Somniosidae Sleeper sharks

Genus: Centroscymnus

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Western Atlantic
Max. Length 120 cm TL
Centroscymnus coelolepis Barbosa du Bocage & de Brito Capello, 1864

Photo by Photo by Cambraia Duarte, P.M.N. (c)ImagDOP
 
Centroscymnus coelolepis
[Portuguese dogfish]



Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 130 cm TL
Centroscymnus crepidater (Barbosa du Bocage & de Brito Capello, 1864)

Photo by Photo by Cambraia Duarte, P.M.N. (c)ImagDOP
 
Centroscymnus crepidater
[Longnose velvet dogfish]



Southeast Pacific
Max. Length 68 cm TL
Centroscymnus macracanthus Regan, 1906

Photo by Photo by Duffy, C.
 
Centroscymnus macracanthus
[Largespine velvet dogfish]



Atlantic, Pacific and Ind
Max. Length 121 cm TL
Centroscymnus owstonii Garman, 1906

Photo by Photo by Cambraia Duarte, P.M.N. (c)ImagDOP
 
Centroscymnus owstonii
[Roughskin dogfish]



Southwest Pacific
Max. Length 170 cm TL
Centroscymnus plunketi (Waite, 1910)

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Centroscymnus plunketi
[Plunket shark]



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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Centroscymnus coelolepis Portuguese dogfish Western Atlantic 120 TL 1864
Centroscymnus crepidater Longnose velvet dogfish Eastern Atlantic 130 TL 1864
Centroscymnus macracanthus Largespine velvet dogfish Southeast Pacific 68 TL 1906
Centroscymnus owstonii Roughskin dogfish Atlantic, Pacific and Ind 121 TL 1906
Centroscymnus plunketi Plunket shark Southwest Pacific 170 TL 1910



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