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Class: Elasmobranchii
Order: Squaliformes
Family: Centrophoridae Gulper sharks

Genus: Deania

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Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 122 cm TL
Deania calcea (Lowe, 1839)

Photo by Photo by Gomez, R.
 
Deania calcea
[Birdbeak dogfish]



Northeast Atlantic
Max. Length 109 cm TL
Deania hystricosa (Garman, 1906)

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Deania hystricosa
[Rough longnose dogfish]



Northwest Atlantic
Max. Length 79 cm TL
Deania profundorum (Smith & Radcliffe, 1912)

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Deania profundorum
[Arrowhead dogfish]



Southeast Atlantic
Max. Length 115 cm TL
Deania quadrispinosa (McCulloch, 1915)

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Deania quadrispinosa
[Longsnout dogfish]



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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Deania calcea Birdbeak dogfish Eastern Atlantic 122 TL 1839
Deania hystricosa Rough longnose dogfish Northeast Atlantic 109 TL 1906
Deania profundorum Arrowhead dogfish Northwest Atlantic 79 TL 1912
Deania quadrispinosa Longsnout dogfish Southeast Atlantic 115 TL 1915



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