Owstons Dogfish

Centroscymnus owstoni
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Quick Facts

Scientific name Centroscymnus owstoni
Other names Black Shark, Deepwater Dogfish, Owstons Dogfish, Owston's Spiny Dogfish, Roughskin Dogfish, Smallspine Dogfish, Smallspine Shark
Size Up to 1.2 m (3.93 ft)
Weight Up to 8 kg (17 lb)


Habitat & AU Distribution Deep coastal and offshore waters amongst the upper continental slope on or near the bottom
Depth Range 500 - 1,400 m (1,640 - 4,593 ft)
Owston's Dogfish Distribution