The Caribbean roughshark is a shark species found in the Caribbean Sea at depths of about 400 m.
Like all rough sharks, they have a compressed body that gives them a triangular cross-section. They feed on small fish and invertebrates. They have two dorsal fins, the first of which is set far forward, almost at the top of the head. Both dorsal fins have a sharp spine that is usually concealed by the fin. Their skin is very rough and prickly, and they have a luminous organ.
They’re ovoviviparous, but litter sizes are unknown. Pups are born about 20 cm long grow to a maximum length of 50 cm.
There isn’t enough information to assess their population health. Their conservation status is “Data Deficient.”
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