Longnose Velvet Dogfish
Scientific name.........Centroselachus Crepidater
Common names........Golden dogfish, deepwater dogfish
The longnose velvet dogfish is a slender shark with a very long
snout, and a very long upper labial furrows almost encircle small
mouth. They have roughly equal dorsal fins, and very small spine
tips protruding. First dorsal base expanded forward as prominent
ridge, origin over pectoral bases. Second dorsal free rear tip
nearly reaches upper caudal origin.
The maximum length of these sharks are approximately 3.5 feet.
They have round flat overlapping denticles with triple cusps in
adults, lower teeth with fairly long bent cusps.
The color of the longnose dogfish is a black or blackish brown with
narrow light posterior fin margins.
Eats fish and cephalopods.
Very little is known about its biology, they occur singly and may
also be found in schools.
Found in East Atlantic, Indo-Pacific, not in northeast Pacific. They
occur on or near bottom, upper continental and insular slopes in
depths of 885-6,824 feet, but mostly in depths of 1,640 feet.
These sharks are ovoviviparous, and give birth to 4-8 pups per
litter and breeds year round.
Common and wide ranging.