Sparsetooth Dogfish

About the Sparsetooth Dogfish

The sparsetooth dogfish is a very rare species of sleeper shark known from only one specimen, which was caught off the coast of Chile at a depth of 200m.

Nothing is known about their biology. The holotype was 26 cm long. They’re presumed to be ovoviviparous.

Since nothings is known about their biology or populations. The IUCN considers them a Data Deficient species.

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Scientific Name Scymnodalatias oligodon
OrderDog and Angelfish Sharks - Squaliformes
GenusScymnodalatias
CitesNot Listed
IUCNData Deficient
ReproductionOvoviviparous
SizeSmall
Litter Size Unknown
Common Length Unknown
Max LenghtNA
Depth Range 0 - 200 m
DistributionSoutheast Pacific
EnvironmentBenthopelagic
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