|Researched by||Morvan Barnes||Refereed by||Admin|
|Authority||(Bloch & Schneider, 1801)|
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Despite the relative abundance of Centrophorus granulosus and frequent commercial exploitation around the world, many aspects of its biology remain relatively unknown. It is known to feed on hake, lantern fish and other deepwater bony fish as well as squid (Compagno, 1984).
Unlike the leafscraper shark Centrophorus squamosus, the tooth-like projections on the of the gulper shark are flat and diamond-shaped without an elevated stalk. Furthermore the free rear tips of the pectoral fins are pointed and reach past the first dorsal fin spine.
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Howson, C.M. & Picton, B.E., 1997. The species directory of the marine fauna and flora of the British Isles and surrounding seas. Belfast: Ulster Museum. [Ulster Museum publication, no. 276.]
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Last Updated: 24/06/2008