Animal Species:Harrisson's Dogfish, Centrophorus harrissoni McCulloch, 1915

Harrisson's Dogfish is a small grey shark that occurs in continental slope depths of south-eastern Australia and New Zealand. 

Harrisson's Dogfish, Centrophorus harrissoni

Mark McGrouther © Australian Museum

Standard Common Name

Harrisson's Dogfish

Alternative Name/s

Dumb Gulper Shark, Dumb Shark, Endeavour Dogfish, Harrisons Deepsea Dogfish

Identification

The species is greyish in colour with a dark band on both dorsal fins.  In life, its eyes are greenish.  The posterior tips of the pectoral fins are elongated.. The second dorsal fin is smaller than the first.

Size range

It grows to about 1.15 m in length.

Distribution

Harrisson's Dogfish occurs in continental slope depths of south-eastern Australia and New Zealand.

The map below shows the Australian distribution of the species based on public sightings and specimens in Australian Museums. Click on the map for detailed information.  Source: Atlas of Living Australia.

Centrophorus harrissoni

Classification

Species:
harrissoni
Genus:
Centrophorus
Family:
Centrophoridae
Order:
Squaliformes
Class:
Chondrichthyes
Subphylum:
Vertebrata
Phylum:
Chordata
Kingdom:
Animalia

What does this mean?

References

  1. Last, P.R. & J.D. Stevens. 2009. Sharks and Rays of Australia. Edition 2. CSIRO. Pp. 644, Pl. 1-91.


Mark McGrouther , Collection Manager, Ichthyology
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