Ornate Dogfish

About the Ornate Dogfish

Also known as the Ornate Dogfish, this little-known shark species are found in the deep waters of the Indian Ocean at 25°N – 17°N.

The Ornate Dogfish is found on the upper continental slopes of the Arabian Sea and Bay of Bengal at 521-1,252 metres deep. Its maximum length for both male and female is reported to be 30 cm.


The Ornate Dogfish is considered harmless to humans and presently is of no interest to fisheries. However, as deepwater fisheries expand in the Indian Ocean, this species could be impacted.

The IUCN Red List for Threatened Species lists the Ornate Dogfish as data deficient and more information is required for any future conservation needs.

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Scientific NameCentroscyllium ornatum
OrderDog and Angelfish Sharks - Squaliformes
CitesNot Listed
IUCNData Deficient
Common Length30 cm
Max LenghtNA
Depth Range521 - 1252 m
DistributionEastern Indian Ocean, Western Indian Ocean