Centroscymnus crepidater

Scientific Name:-
Centroscymnus crepidater

Common Name:-
Longnose Velvet Shark

Malayalam Name:-
Neendamookkan Velvet Sravu


Not evaluated in IUCN Redlist of species. Image courtesy: Sharktrust


Black or blackish brown in color, dorsal fins with very small fin spines, very long snout, greatly elongated labial furrows that nearly encircle mouth, lanceolate upper teeth and bladelike lower teeth with moderately long, oblique cusps, fairly slender body that does not taper abruptly from pectoral region, moderately large lateral trunk denticles with partly smooth, oval, cuspidate crowns in adults and subadults


Not recorded.


Found in deepwater on the continental slopes of the Indian Ocean, the Arabian Sea and the Bay of Bengal, at depths between 520 and 1,260 m.


Marine; continental and insular slopes



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Image courtesy: Sharktrust

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