Elasmobranchii (sharks and rays) > Squaliformes
(Bramble, sleeper and dogfish sharks) > Centrophoridae
Etymology: Deania: From B. Dean (1916), ichthyiologist and researcher of ichtyiological bibliography (Ref. 45335).
Environment / Climate / Range
Marine; bathydemersal; depth range 205 - 1800 m (Ref. 55584). Deep-water; 40°N - 36°S, 93°W - 127°E (Ref. 54348)
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?, range 70 - ? cm
Max length : 79.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 6577)
Northwest Atlantic: North Carolina, USA. Eastern Atlantic: West Sahara to Senegal, Nigeria, Gabon to Democratic Republic of the Congo, Namibia and South Africa (Ref. 5578). Indian Ocean: Arabian Sea (Ref. 85183). Western Central Pacific: Philippines.
Found on the upper continental and insular slopes, on or near the bottom (Ref. 247). Feeds on small benthic and midwater bony fishes, squid, and crustaceans (Ref. 247). Ovoviviparous (Ref. 50449). Minimum depth reported from taken from Ref. 5578.
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.
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 90363)
CITES (Ref. 94142)
Threat to humans
Fisheries: of no interest
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Estimates of some properties based on empirical models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5625 [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-BS (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 4.5 ±0.7 se; Based on diet studies.
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): Very Low, minimum population doubling time more than 14 years (Fec=5).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): High to very high vulnerability (65 of 100) .