Centrophorus uyato

(Rafinesque, 1810)

Little gulper shark
Classification: Elasmobranchii Squaliformes Centrophoridae

Reference of the original description
Rafinesque, C.S. (1810)
Caratteri di alcuni nuovi generi e nuove specie di animali e pinate della Sicilia, con varie osservazioni sopra i medisimi, lère partie. (Part 1 involves fishes, pp. [i–iv] 3–69 [70 blank], Part 2 with slightly different title, pp. ia–iva + 71–105 [106 blank])

Synonyms / new combinations and misspellings
Acanthias uyatus, Centrophorus bragancae, Centrophorus cf. machiquensis, Centrophorus cf. uyato, Centrophorus cf. zeehaani, Centrophorus machiquensis, Centrophorus uyatus, Centrophorus zeehaani, Entoxychirus uyato, Entoxychirus uyatus, Spinax uyatus, Squalus uyato, Squalus uyatus

Centrophorus uyato

Centrophorus bragancae
Lectotype: BMNH: 1904.11.30.12; Paralectotype: BMNH: 1904.11.30.11;
Centrophorus machiquensis
Holotype: MMF: 3767;
Centrophorus zeehaani
Holotype: CSIRO: H 6628-05; Paratype: AMS: I.44310-001; CSIRO: H 6628-07; CSIRO: H 6628-06; CSIRO: H 6628-04; CSIRO: H 6628-02; CSIRO: H 6628-01; CSIRO: H 6628-03; NMV: A 29736-001;
Spinax uyatus
Holotype: ANSP: 483 (old: Bonaparte 241);
Squalus uyato
XXXX: No types known;

Description :

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Centrophorus uyato © Ana Verissimo, Portugal
Common names
spa Galludito, spa Quelva, spa Quelvacho negro, fra \(T\) Petit squale-chagrin, eng Endeavor dogfish, eng Endeavour dogs, eng Endeavour shark, eng Little gulper shark, eng Southern dogfish, ita Agoggion de bocca neigra, ita Bocca nera, ita Centroforo boccanera, ita Sagri, por Barroso, por Lixa, por Lixa pequena, por Lixa-de-lei, por Queime, por Quelme, por Ramudo, Ujatu (malta)

Short Description
A small, slender gulper shark with a long, narrow snout, a short 1st dorsal fin and a high 2nd dorsal fin; pectoral rear tips usually very long; denticles small and flat [536]. Brownish-grey above, light grey below [536].

Western Central Atlantic: Gulf of Mexico. Eastern Atlantic: western Mediterranean and Gibraltar to Senegal, Côte d"quot;Ivoire to Nigeria, Cameroon to Angola, northern Namibia. Indian Ocean: southern Mozambique, uncertain records from India; Western Australia [1388]. Western Pacific: Australia [1388]; occurrence in Taiwan needs validation. Validity of this species is uncertain [3694]. 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 usually only 1. Size at birth between 40 and 50 cm [518]. Distinct pairing with embrace [17086]. A common deepwater dogfish of the outer continental shelves and upper slopes, on or near the bottom. Feeds on bony fish, such as myctophids and squid (Ref. 58748).

Size / Weight / Age
110 cm TL (male/unsexed; [17657]); max. published weight: 7,340 g (Ref. 40637)

bathydemersal; marine; depth range 50 - 1400 m [518], usually 200 - ? m [518]


Links: SEM-images of teeth

shark-references Species-ID=1261; doubtful authorship of Rafinesque, 1810, maybe Bonaparte 1834 [21699];

Parasites (arranged by Jürgen Pollerspöck)
  • Echthrogaleus coleoptratus (Guérin-Méneville, 1837) [16609]