Portuguese dogfish (Centroscymnus coelolepis)
|Researched by||Morvan Barnes||Refereed by||Admin|
|Authority||Barbosa du Bocage & de Brito Capello, 1864|
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Recorded distribution in Britain and IrelandFound off the western coasts of Ireland and Scotland as far north as the Shetland Isles.
HabitatThe Portuguese dogfish is a bathydemersal species found on continental shelves and abyssal plains from a depth of 150 m down to over 3000 m.
- Up to 1.2 m in length.
- Uniform dark to golden brown colour.
- Stocky build with very short snout.
- Doesn't taper abruptly from pectoral fin.
- Small spines on either dorsal fin.
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Last Updated: 25/03/2008