Granular Dogfish

About the Granular Dogfish

The Granular Dogfish is a small, poorly-known, deepwater shark found 300-500 metres deep in Chilean waters. Initially they were reported in the Southwest Atlantic Ocean off the Falkland Islands but that is no longer correct.

This species is born at 13 cm long and can grow to a total length of 61.5 cm, with maturity at 31 cm long (for males). Nothing else is known about their biology or population.

There are no conservation actions in place for the Granular Dogfish, yet their major threat is the Chilean deep-sea shrimp fishery which sporadically takes small numbers as bycatch.

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Scientific NameCentroscyllium granulatum
OrderDog and Angelfish Sharks - Squaliformes
GenusCentroscyllium
CitesNot Listed
IUCNData Deficient
ReproductionOvoviviparous
SizeSmall
Common Length61.5 cm
Max LenghtNA
Depth Range300-500 m
DistributionSoutheast Pacific
EnvironmentBathypelagic
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