Centrophorus granulosus

Species: Centrophorus granulosus

English Name: Gulper Shark

Chinese Name: 刺鯊

Family: Centrophoridae


The Gulper Shark is a dorsally light grayish brown and ventrally paler shark with greenish eyes. Adults have dusky tips in their dorsal fins and are not prominently marked. Can grow up to a length of 170cm for male and female. Lives on the continental shelves and upper slopes. Feeds on bony fishes such as hake, lanternfish, cods, squid and crustaceans. Minor commercialized.

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– Compagno, L.J.V., 1984. FAO Species Catalogue. Vol. 4. Sharks of the world. An annotated and illustrated catalogue of shark species known to date. Part 1 – Hexanchiformes to Lamniformes. FAO Fish. Synop.125(4/1):1-249. Rome: FAO.