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Gulper shark

Order Squaliformes
Family Squalidae

Marine fish with cartilaginous skeleton. Cylindrical, elongated and fusiform body, finished in a short and thick nose, with more or less conical shape. Quite soft skin because the dermic denticles that cover it are wide, blunt and spaced unlike other similar species, such as Centrophorus squamosus. Also differs from Centrophorus squamosus in color, dark gray or even grayish brown dorsally with lighter belly, the membranes of the fins are darker.

Characteristics
FAO code
GUP
Specie
Centrophorus granulosus
Type
Blue fish
FAO Fishing Areas
  • Area 27: the Northeastern part of the Atlantic Ocean
  • Area 31: the Western part of the Atlantic Ocean
  • Area 34: the Eastern Central part of the Atlantic Ocean
  • Area 37: the Mediterranean Sea and the Black Sea
  • Area 41: the Southwestern part of the Atlantic Ocean
  • Area 47: the Southeastern part of the Atlantic Ocean
  • Area 51: the Western part of the Indian Ocean
  • Area 57: the Eastern part of the Indian Ocean
  • Area 61: the Northwestern part of the Pacific Ocean
  • Area 71: the Western Central part of the Pacific Ocean
International denominations
Germany Rauher Dornhai
France Squale-chagrin commun
Italy Sagrì
Portugal Barroso
United Kingdom Gulper shark
Japan Uroko-aizame
Fishing areas
Fishing arts
Hooks
Trawls

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