Kingdom Animalia  
 Phylum Chordata  
 Class Chondrichthyes  
 Order Squaliformes  
 Family Centrophoridae  
 Genus Centrophorus  
  Centrophorus moluccensis  Bleeker, 1860 
Provider: Pofeng Lee& Shoou-Jeng Joung 
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Synonyms:Atractophorus armatusCentrophorus scalpratus  details
Citation: 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);李柏峰(2003)碩士論文;中國動物誌-圓口綱及軟骨魚綱(朱等, 2001);FAO Species Catalogue, Vol.4 Sharks of the world
Character: Snout moderately long and parabolic, preoral snout greater than mouth to pectoral origins; bladelike unicuspidate teeth in upper and lower jaws, with lowers much larger than uppers. Two dorsal fins with large spines, first dorsal fin fairly high and short; second dorsal very small, half height of first dorsal or less, and spine origin well behind rear tips of pelvic fins; distance from first dorsal insertion to origin of second dorsal spine greater than distance from tip of snout to pectoral insertions in adults; free rear tips of pectoral fins formed into narrow, angular and greatly elongated lobes that reach well beyond the level of first dorsal spine, inner margins equal or longer than distance from second dorsal spine to caudal origin; caudal fin with a deeply notched postventral margin in adults. No anal fin. Lateral trunk denticles not overlapping each other, blocklike, with crowns sessile on bases and no pedicels, crowns broad, squared or vertically rhomboidal in adults, with a strong main cusp and no lateral cusps on their posterior edges. 
Habitat: Maximum about 98 cm; males maturing between 69 and 73 cm and reaching 86 cm; females maturing above 89 cm and reaching 98 cm; size at birth about 31 to 37 cm. A common deepwater dogfish of the outer continental shelves and upper slopes on or near the bott 
Distribution: East and Northeast off Taiwan; Western Indian Ocean. 
Utility: Probably taken in bottom trawls; utilized at least for fishmeal. 
Name Code: 383201
  IUCN Red List:VU A2bd     Marine     
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