Dog and Angelfish Sharks – Squaliformes

Shark Database | Dog and Angelfish Sharks – Squaliformes

Squaliformes are a large and diverse order of sharks characterized by having two dorsal fins, no anal fin, and no nictitating membrane. They’re found all over the world. Some popular species are the @greenland shark, the @gulper shark, and the @viper dogfish.

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Viper Dogfish

Viper Dogfish

Family: Etmopteridae | Genus: Trigonognathus | Species: Trigonognathus kabeyai | CITES: Not Listed | IUCN: Least Concern

The Viper Dogfish was first identified in 1986. They are rare deep sea sharks and have been found in the Pacific Ocean off the coasts of Japan, Taiwan and Hawaii.    They migrate vertically in the ocean. At night, viper… read more.

West Indian Lanternshark

Family: Etmopteridae | Genus: Etmopterus | CITES: Not Listed | IUCN: Least Concern

The X lanternshark is a species of lantern shark found in the Caribbean Sea and off the coast of Florida at depths of 400 to 800 m. Like all members of the lantern shark family they’re small, with a maximum… read more.

Western Gulper Shark

Family: Centrophoridae | Genus: Centrophorus | CITES: Not Listed | IUCN: Data Deficient

The Centrophorus westraliensis, or Western Gulper Shark, is a lesser-known species found in the demersal waters of southwestern Australia,  from Shark Bay to Cape Leeuwin. They inhabit the continental slopes of their limited range in depths of 616 to 750 metres…. read more.

Western Highfin Spurdog

Family: Squalidae | Genus: Squalus | CITES: Not Listed | IUCN: Data Deficient

The Western highfin spurdog is a species of deep-water dogfish found off the coast of Western Australia. They live on the continental shelf, at depths of around 300m. Due to fact this species has only been described from two specimens,… read more.

Western Longnose Spurdog

Family: Squalidae | Genus: Squalus | CITES: Not Listed | IUCN: Data Deficient

The western longnose spurdog is a rare dogfish species found off the coast of Western Australia, at depths of 300 to 850 m. These spurdogs are slender with a narrow head and a long, narrow snout. They have a spine… read more.

White-tail Dogfish

Family: Somniosidae | Genus: Scymnodalatias | CITES: Not Listed | IUCN: Data Deficient

The White-tail dogfish is a rare species of sleeper shark found in the waters around southern Australia and New Zealand, at depths of between 150m and 500m. They are grey and white with large dark spots. They’re presumed to be… read more.

Whitefin Dogfish

Family: Etmopteridae | Genus: Centroscyllium | CITES: Not Listed | IUCN: Data Deficient

The Centroscyllium Ritteri, or Whitefin Dogfish, is a little-known dogfish found in temperate waters of the northwest Pacific Ocean, endemic to Japan. This demersal deepwater species can be found on the slope between 150 to 1,100 metres deep. They are known… read more.

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