The Mosaic Gulper shark is a small rare deepwater dogfish, member of the family Centrophoridae, found in the Pacific Ocean.
This species reaches a maximum size of 89.0 cm TL. This shark has no anal fin, two dorsal fins with large spines, large eyes, angular extended free tips on the pectoral fins, and a moderately notched caudal fin. Reproduction is ovoviviparous, embryos feed solely on the yolk. More information regarding this species’ biology and ecology is not available.
The Mosaic Gulper shark is a benthopelagic, deepwater shark found in the insular slopes form Northwest Pacific Honshu and Japan, to Northeast Pacific French Polynesia and the Hawaiian Islands. Depth range 20 – 732 m.
No conservation actions currently in place for this species. Listed as “Data Deficient”.
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