Scientific Name
Centrophorus moluccensis  
Centrophorus moluccensis皺皮刺鯊
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author Bleeker, 1860 Depth 125 - 823M
Chinese 皺皮刺鯊 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 刺鯊科 Economic Fish Yes 
Family F035 Centrophoridae Edible Fish Yes  Chinese In Mainland China 皺皮刺鯊 
Max Length 100 cm  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 皺皮尖鰭鮫、棘沙、刺鯊、沙魚 
Distribution in World global   Distribution in Taiwan East、North East 
Habitats Deep Sea、Benthos、Coastal  Holotype Locality Amboina [Ambon Bay, Ambon Island, Moluccas/Maluku, Indonesia, Banda Sea, western Pacific] 
Synonyms Atractophorus armatus, Centrophorus scalpratus   
Reference 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);李柏峰(2003)碩士論文;中國動物誌-圓口綱及軟骨魚綱(朱等, 2001);FAO Species Catalogue, Vol.4 Sharks of the world  Compagno, L.J.V. 1984 沈世傑 編 Shih-Chieh Shen ed. 1993 Last, P.R. etc. 1994 朱元鼎, 孟慶聞 等編 2001 李柏鋒 2003 
Specimen List NTUM01608. NTUM05129.  
Common Name Smallfin gulper shark; Endeavour dogfish 
Redlist Status DD IUCN Redlist: Data deficient(DD)  2003-04-30   
Characteristic Snout moderately long and parabolic, preoral snout greater than mouth to pectoral origins; bladelike unicuspidate teeth in upper and lower jaws, with lowers much larger than uppers. Two dorsal fins with large spines, first dorsal fin fairly high and short; second dorsal very small, half height of first dorsal or less, and spine origin well behind rear tips of pelvic fins; distance from first dorsal insertion to origin of second dorsal spine greater than distance from tip of snout to pectoral insertions in adults; free rear tips of pectoral fins formed into narrow, angular and greatly elongated lobes that reach well beyond the level of first dorsal spine, inner margins equal or longer than distance from second dorsal spine to caudal origin; caudal fin with a deeply notched postventral margin in adults. No anal fin. Lateral trunk denticles not overlapping each other, blocklike, with crowns sessile on bases and no pedicels, crowns broad, squared or vertically rhomboidal in adults, with a strong main cusp and no lateral cusps on their posterior edges.
habitats Maximum about 98 cm; males maturing between 69 and 73 cm and reaching 86 cm; females maturing above 89 cm and reaching 98 cm; size at birth about 31 to 37 cm. A common deepwater dogfish of the outer continental shelves and upper slopes on or near the bott 
Distribution East and Northeast off Taiwan; Western Indian Ocean. 
Utility Probably taken in bottom trawls; utilized at least for fishmeal.