Southern dogfish

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The southern dogfish (Centrophorus zeehaani) is a species of shark in the family Centrophoridae.[1] It was described in 2008 along with the western gulper shark, and belongs to genus Centrophorus. It is mainly found in the Indian and Pacific ocean, but they are distributed in other oceans as well. As a result, it is one of the more recent and elusive types of shark to date.[2]

Southern dogfish
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Chondrichthyes
Superorder: Selachimorpha
Order: Squaliformes
Family: Centrophoridae
Genus: Centrophorus
C. zeehaani
Binomial name
Centrophorus zeehaani
Southern Dogfish Range.png
Known range of the Southern dogfish (in blue)


  1. ^ White, W.T., D.A. Ebert and L.J.V. Compagno, 2008. Description of two new species of gulper sharks, genus Centrophorus (Chondrichthyes: Squaliformes: Centrophoridae) from Australia. In Last, P.R., White, W.T. & Pogonoski, J.J. (eds.): Descriptions of New Australian Chondrichthyans. CSIRO Marine and Atmospheric Research Paper no. 22.
  2. ^ Daley, R. K., Williams, A., Green, M., Barker, B., & Brodie, P. (May 2015). Can Marine Reserves conserve VULNERABLE sharks in the Deep sea? A case study OF centrophorus zeehaani (Centrophoridae), examined with acoustic telemetry. Deep Sea Research Part II: Topical Studies in Oceanography, 115, 127-136.