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Family: Oxynotidae Rough sharks



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Southwest Pacific
Max. Length 72 cm TL
Oxynotus bruniensis (Ogilby, 1893)

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Oxynotus bruniensis
[Prickly dogfish]



Western Central Atlantic
Max. Length 49 cm TL
Oxynotus caribbaeus Cervigón, 1961

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Oxynotus caribbaeus
[Caribbean roughshark]



Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 150 cm TL
Oxynotus centrina (Linnaeus, 1758)

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Oxynotus centrina
[Angular roughshark]



Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 64.5 cm TL
Oxynotus japonicus Yano & Murofushi, 1985

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Oxynotus japonicus
[Japanese roughshark]



Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 120 cm TL
Oxynotus paradoxus Frade, 1929

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Oxynotus paradoxus
[Sailfin roughshark]



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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Oxynotus bruniensis Prickly dogfish Southwest Pacific 72 TL 1893
Oxynotus caribbaeus Caribbean roughshark Western Central Atlantic 49 TL 1961
Oxynotus centrina Angular roughshark Eastern Atlantic 150 TL 1758
Oxynotus japonicus Japanese roughshark Northwest Pacific 64.5 TL 1985
Oxynotus paradoxus Sailfin roughshark Eastern Atlantic 120 TL 1929



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