Azores Dogfish

About the Azores Dogfish

The Azores dogfish is a rare deepwater dogfish and is known from a holotype that was 37.7 cm long was caught north of Azores at 300 m deep, and another caught in 2001. 

Biology and Behaviour

There is very little known about the Azores dogfish. They are found in the northeast Atlantic Ocean at depths between 300 to 2,000 m.

Reproduction and Lifespan

Azores dogfish are ovoviviparous. 

Conservation and Tourism

The IUCN lists Azores dogfish as data deficient because of the lack of records and interaction with fisheries.

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Scientific Name Scymnodalatias garricki
OrderDog and Angelfish Sharks - Squaliformes
CitesNot Listed
IUCNData Deficient
Litter Size Unknown
Species Scymnodalatias garricki
Common Length Unknown
Max LenghtNA
Depth Range ? - 300 m
DistributionNortheast Atlantic