Fast Facts

  • Classification
    Species
    harrissoni
    Genus
    Centrophorus
    Family
    Centrophoridae
    Order
    Squaliformes
    Class
    Chondrichthyes
    Subphylum
    Vertebrata
    Phylum
    Chordata
    Kingdom
    Animalia
  • Size Range
    It grows to about 1.15 m in length.

Introduction

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

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.

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

References

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