Dogshark from Angola

Dogshark from AngolaDogshark from AngolaDogshark from Angola


Dogshark (family Squalidae) from off Angola. Looks very much like the widely distributed Centroscyllium fabricii, known from 200-1,600 m, including off W. Africa. Colour, robustness, caudal fin (tail), size and placement of dorsal fins are all right - to confirm the species we would need a better image to see spines on leading edges of dorsal fins.

Item Type:Image
Title:Dogshark from Angola
Creator(s):Jones, Daniel
Identification:Sulak, Ken
Date:18 June 2011
Classification:Kingdom Animalia > Phylum Chordata (Chordates) > Class Chondrichthyes (Rays, Sharks & relatives) > Squaliformes (Dogfish)
Species:Centroscyllium fabricii
Site:Atlantic > South Atlantic > Angola - Block 31
Site Description:Seafloor
Depth (m):1778
Latitude:6 deg 13' 17" S
Longitude:7 deg 48' 44" E
Countries:West Africa > Angola
Rig:Seven Seas
Project Partners:Subsea 7
Keywords:swimming, shark, Centroscyllium fabricii
Deposited By:Dr Daniel Jones
Deposited On:05 July 2011

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