Centrophorus seychellorum  Baranes, 2003

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Elasmobranchii (sharks and rays) > Squaliformes (Bramble, sleeper and dogfish sharks) > Centrophoridae (Gulper sharks)
Etymology: Centrophorus: Greek, kentron = sting + Greek, pherein = to carry (Ref. 45335);  seychellorum: Named for the inhabitants of the Republic of Seychelles, the 'seychellois', for being helpful and always smiling.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; bathydemersal; depth range ? - 1000 m (Ref. 76802).   Tropical

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Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 79.7 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 76802); 65.2 cm TL (female)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

This species is distinguished by having large tip of snout to first dorsal distance of 34% TL; first dorsal fin high (7 % TL); second dorsal fin base long (9.8% TL); long snout (12.2% TL); uniformly grey with tip and the trailing edge of dorsal fins blackish (Ref. 76802).

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Western Indian Ocean: Seychelles.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Caught by trammel nets (Ref. 76802).

Main reference Upload your references | References | Coordinator : Compagno, Leonard J.V. | Collaborators

Baranes, A., 2003. Sharks from the Amirantes Islands, Seychelles, with a description of two new species of squaloids from the deep sea. Israel J. Zool. 49:33-65. (Ref. 76802)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 90363)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5003   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00302 (0.00136 - 0.00671), b=3.15 (2.95 - 3.35), based on LWR estimates for this Subfamily-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  4.1   ±0.7 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  .
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  High vulnerability (65 of 100) .