Bareskin Dogfish

About the Bareskin Dogfish

The Centroscyllium Kamoharai, or Bare-skin Dogfish, is a little-known deepwater dogfish foundĀ on or near bottom on continental and insular slopes and seamounts off Australia and Japan. They can be found anywhere between 500 and 1,200 metres deep in the northwest, southwest and central Pacific ocean.

The Bare-skin Dogfish are born in litters of three to 22 pups, mature at 40-45 cm long and can reach a maximum length of 60 cm.

This species is highly vulnerable to bycatch in deepwater fisheries, but is of no direct interest to fisheries (like other dogfish sharks). No conservation methods are currently in place.

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Scientific NameCentroscyllium kamoharai
OrderDog and Angelfish Sharks - Squaliformes
CitesNot Listed
IUCNData Deficient
Litter Size3-22
Common Length60 cm
Max LenghtNA
Depth Range500-1,200 m
DistributionWestern Central Pacific