Centrophorus isodon

(Chu, Meng & Liu, 1981)

Blackfin gulper shark
Classification: Elasmobranchii Squaliformes Centrophoridae

Reference of the original description
Chu, Y.-T. & Meng, C.-W. & Liu, J.-X. (1981)
Description of a new genus and a new species of Squalidae of China. Acta Zootaxonomica Sinica, 6(1), 100–103

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Synonyms / new combinations and misspellings
Centrophorus cf. isodon, Pseudocentrophorus isodon

Centrophorus isodon
Holotype: SCSFRI: 719; Paratype: SFC: SO4513;

Description :

Citation: Centrophorus isodon (Chu, Meng & Liu, 1981): In: Database of modern sharks, rays and chimaeras, www.shark-references.com, World Wide Web electronic publication, Version 07/2024

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Centrophorus isodon (Chu, Meng & Liu, 1981), © Ana Verissimo, Portugal
Common names
eng Blackfin gulper shark

Northwest Pacific: Xisha (Paracel) Islands and off the Zujiang River mouth, Hong Kong. A similar and perhaps identical species occurs off Maldives, Sri Lanka, and the Philippines. Source: www.gbif.org

Human uses

Ovoviviparous, embryos feed solely on yolk [733]. Distinct pairing with embrace [17086]. Gives birth to litters of 2 pups after an unknown gestation period; no apparent reproductive synchronicity. Largest embryo recorded was 32 cm TL [2539].

Size / Weight / Age
85.6 cm TL (male/unsexed; [542]); 89.3 cm TL (female)

bathydemersal; marine; depth range 760 - 770 m [542]

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