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Family: Oxynotidae Rough sharks



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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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