Centroscymnus is a genus
In biology, a genus is a low-level taxonomic rank used in the biological classification of living and fossil organisms, which is an example of definition by genus and differentia...

 of squaliform sleeper sharks in the family
Family (biology)
In biological classification, family is* a taxonomic rank. Other well-known ranks are life, domain, kingdom, phylum, class, order, genus, and species, with family fitting between order and genus. As for the other well-known ranks, there is the option of an immediately lower rank, indicated by the...

Somniosidae is a family of sharks in the order Squaliformes, commonly known as sleeper sharks.-Genera:* Centroscymnus Barbosa du Bocage & Brito Capello, 1864...



  • Centroscymnus coelolepis (Barbosa du Bocage
    José Vicente Barbosa du Bocage
    José Vicente Barbosa du Bocage was a Portuguese zoologist and politician. He was the curator of Zoology at the Museum of Natural History in Lisbon. He published numerous works on mammals, birds, and fishes. In the 1880s he became the Minister of the Navy and later the Minister for Foreign Affairs...

     & Brito Capello, 1864)
    (Portuguese dogfish)
  • Centroscymnus cryptacanthus (Regan
    C. Tate Regan
    Charles Tate Regan was a British ichthyologist, working mainly around the beginning of the 20th century. He did extensive work on fish classification schemes....

    , 1906)
    (Shortnose velvet dogfish)
  • Centroscymnus owstoni (Garman, 1906) (Roughskin dogfish)
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