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Class: Elasmobranchii
Order: Squaliformes
Family: Centrophoridae Gulper sharks

Genus: Centrophorus

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Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 87 cm TL
Centrophorus atromarginatus Garman, 1913

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Centrophorus atromarginatus
[Dwarf gulper shark]



Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 170 cm TL
Centrophorus granulosus (Bloch & Schneider, 1801)

Photo by Photo by Murch, A.
 
Centrophorus granulosus
[Gulper shark]



Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 111.4 cm TL
Centrophorus harrissoni McCulloch, 1915

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Centrophorus harrissoni
[Dumb gulper shark]



Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 108 cm
Centrophorus isodon (Chu, Meng & Liu, 1981)

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Centrophorus isodon
[Blackfin gulper shark]
No picture found

Max. Length 99 cm TL

 
Centrophorus lesliei
[African gulper shark]
No picture found

Max. Length 93 cm TL

 
Centrophorus longipinnis
[Longfin gulper shark]



Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 160 cm TL
Centrophorus lusitanicus Barbosa du Bocage & de Brito Capello, 1864

Photo by Photo by Cambraia Duarte, P.M.N. (c)ImagDOP
 
Centrophorus lusitanicus
[Lowfin gulper shark]



Indian Ocean
Max. Length 100 cm TL
Centrophorus moluccensis Bleeker, 1860

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Centrophorus moluccensis
[Smallfin gulper shark]



Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 79.7 cm TL
Centrophorus seychellorum Baranes, 2003

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Centrophorus seychellorum
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North-western Atlantic, n
Max. Length 164 cm TL
Centrophorus squamosus (Bonnaterre, 1788)

Photo by Photo by Cambraia Duarte, P.M.N. (c)ImagDOP
 
Centrophorus squamosus
[Leafscale gulper shark]



Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 89 cm TL
Centrophorus tessellatus Garman, 1906

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Centrophorus tessellatus
[Mosaic gulper shark]



Western Central Atlantic
Max. Length 110 cm TL
Centrophorus uyato (Rafinesque, 1810)

Photo by Photo by Cambraia Duarte, P.M.N. (c)ImagDOP
 
Centrophorus uyato
[Little gulper shark]
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Max. Length 90.9 cm TL

 
Centrophorus westraliensis
[Western gulper shark]



Indian and Pacific oceans
Max. Length 102.7 cm TL
Centrophorus zeehaani White, Ebert & Compagno, 2008

Photo by Photo by Graham, K.
 
Centrophorus zeehaani
[Southern dogfish]



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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Centrophorus atromarginatus Dwarf gulper shark Indo-West Pacific 87 TL 1913
Centrophorus granulosus Gulper shark Eastern Atlantic 170 TL 1801
Centrophorus harrissoni Dumb gulper shark Eastern Indian Ocean 111.4 TL 1915
Centrophorus isodon Blackfin gulper shark Northwest Pacific 108 1981
Centrophorus lesliei African gulper shark Western Indian Ocean, Moz 99 TL 2017
Centrophorus longipinnis Longfin gulper shark Western Pacific 93 TL 2017
Centrophorus lusitanicus Lowfin gulper shark Eastern Atlantic 160 TL 1864
Centrophorus moluccensis Smallfin gulper shark Indian Ocean 100 TL 1860
Centrophorus seychellorum Western Indian Ocean 79.7 TL 2003
Centrophorus squamosus Leafscale gulper shark North-western Atlantic, n 164 TL 1788
Centrophorus tessellatus Mosaic gulper shark Northwest Pacific 89 TL 1906
Centrophorus uyato Little gulper shark Western Central Atlantic 110 TL 1810
Centrophorus westraliensis Western gulper shark Eastern Indian Ocean 90.9 TL 2008
Centrophorus zeehaani Southern dogfish Indian and Pacific oceans 102.7 TL 2008



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