Centrophorus lesliei

White, Ebert & Naylor, 2017

Classification: Elasmobranchii Squaliformes Centrophoridae

Reference of the original description
White, W.T. & Ebert, D.A. & Naylor, G.J.P. (2017)
Revision of the genus Centrophorus (Squaliformes: Centrophoridae): Part 2—Description of two new species of Centrophorus and clarification of the status of Centrophorus lusitanicus Barbosa du Bocage & de Brito Capello, 1864. Zootaxa, 4344(1), 86–114

Centrophorus lesliei
Holotype: SAM: F041921; Paratype: BMNH: 1867.7.23.2; MNHN: AB-248; MNHN: AB-249; MNHN: AB-250; MNHN: 1969-0225; MNHN: 1969-0276; SAM: 33320 (1 of 2); SAM: 33320 (2 of 2); SAM: 33321; ZMB: 6455;

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Citation: Centrophorus lesliei White, Ebert & Naylor, 2017: 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 lesliei White, Ebert & Naylor, 2017, pregnant female holotype (SAMC-F041921, 863 mm TL) © copyright by WILLIAM T. White, DAVID A. Ebert, GAVIN J.P. NAYLOR
Common names
African Gulper Shark

Short Description
Original diagnose after WHITE, EBERT & NAYLOR, 2017 [25846]: A medium sized (<1 m maximum total length) species of Centrophorus with the following combination of characters: body relatively slender; head moderately long (21.4–26.4% TL); snout relatively short (horizontal preorbital length 6.5–8.2% TL) and rounded in dorsal view; first dorsal very long based (base length 16.8–19.7% TL, soft fin length 16.0–17.4% TL) and high (height 6.5–7.8% TL), inner margin relatively short (5.7– 7.4% TL, 2.3–2.9 in soft fin length); second dorsal fin much smaller in area to first, similar in height to first dorsal fin (height 1.0–1.3 in first dorsal-fin height); pectoral fins large (anterior margin length 11.9–13.4% TL), free rear tip elongate in larger individuals (2.4–4.8% TL); lateral trunk denticles of larger individuals sessile (not raised on pedicels), block-like, not elevated; upper teeth of larger individuals with erect to slightly oblique cusps; lower teeth of all sized specimens much larger than upper teeth, strongly oblique, blade-like; total vertebral centra 119–122; teeth 33–42/29–31.

Mozambique Channel (Madagascar and Mozambique), and off Senegal, Côte d’Ivoire, Equatorial Guinea, Morocco, the Canary Islands, and Ghana and Togo [25846]

Size / Weight / Age
317 to 950 mm TL [25846]

marine; depth range: 340–500 m [25846]

Teeth strongly differentiated in upper and lower jaws, with upper teeth much smaller than lower teeth. Upper teeth of adults (based on MNHN AB-248, AB- 249 and AB-250) moderately large, with erect cusps, becoming slightly oblique posteriorly towards mouth corners, bases slightly overlapping. Lower teeth much larger than uppers, cusps very strongly oblique, blade-like, overlapping, edges with fine serrations. [25846]

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