Centrophorus moluccensis

Bleeker, 1860

Smallfin gulper shark
Classification: Elasmobranchii Squaliformes Centrophoridae

Reference of the original description
Bleeker, P. (1860)
Elfde bijdrage tot de kennis der vischfauna van Amboina. Acta Societatis Regiae Scientiarum Indo–Neêrlandicae, 8(art. 5), 1–14

Image of the original description
No image in first description.

Synonyms / new combinations and misspellings
Atractophorus armatus, Centrophorus armatus, Centrophorus cf. moluccensis, Centrophorus scalpratus, Entoxychirus armatus

Centrophorus moluccensis
Holotype: BMNH: 1867.11.28.201
Centrophorus scalpratus
Holotype: AMS: I.15605-001; AMS: E.5211; AMS: I.15605.002; Paratype: AMS: I.13535;

Description :

Citation: Centrophorus moluccensis Bleeker, 1860: In: Database of modern sharks, rays and chimaeras, www.shark-references.com, World Wide Web electronic publication, Version 06/2024

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Centrophorus moluccensis Bleeker, 1860, male (adult), 785mm TL, 2.34kg total weight, Andaman & Nicobar waters of the Indian © H.D. Pradeep, India
Common names
spa Quelvacho de aleta corta, fra \(T\) Squale-chagrin cagaou, eng Arrowspine dogfish, eng Dogshark, eng Endeavour dogfish, eng Smallfin gulper shark, eng Smallfin gulpershark, eng Southern dogfish, por Lixa barbatana curta

Short Description
A small, slender gulper shark with a long, narrow snout, a short-based 1st dorsal fin and a very small 2nd dorsal fin; pectoral rear tips elongated; denticles small and flat [536]. Grayish brown dorsally, paler ventrally; fin of juveniles dark, with pale edges (Ref. 6577).

Western Indian Ocean: southern Mozambique and off Natal, South Africa [536]; India [544]. Western Pacific: Japan (Okinawa), Indonesia (Ambon), Philippines [544], Australia, New Hebrides, and New Caledonia.
First record: 2017: off Chidiyatapu, South Andaman, Indian at a depth of 250m [25888] Source: www.gbif.org

Human uses
fisheries: minor commercial; price category: not marketed/unknown; price reliability:

Ovoviviparous, embryos feed solely on yolk [733]. Number of young 2 per litter; size at birth about 31 to 37 cm [518]; born at 35 cm TL [2539]. Distinct pairing with embrace [17086]. Found on the continental shelf and slope (Ref. 75154).

Size / Weight / Age
100.0 cm TL (male/unsexed; [1388]); max. published weight: 2,400 g (Ref. 40637)

bathydemersal; marine; depth range 125 - 823 m [518]

shark-references Species-ID=1245;

Parasites (arranged by Jürgen Pollerspöck)
  • Neoalbionella izawai Dippenaar, 2020 [28980]