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.
Standard Common Name
Dumb Gulper Shark, Dumb Shark, Endeavour Dogfish, Harrisons Deepsea Dogfish
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.
It grows to about 1.15 m in length.
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.
- 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