Cirrhigaleus 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 shark
Sharks are a type of fish with a full cartilaginous skeleton and a highly streamlined body. The earliest known sharks date from more than 420 million years ago....

s 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...

Squalidae is the family of dogfish sharks. They are found in the Atlantic, Pacific, and Indian oceans, from tropical equatorial climates to the Arctic and Antarctic....



  • Cirrhigaleus asper (Merrett
    Nigel Merrett
    Nigel R. Merrett is a British zoologist and ichthyologist and former director of the fish section of the British Natural History Museum....

    , 1973)
    (Roughskin spurdog)
  • Cirrhigaleus australis
    Cirrhigaleus australis
    Cirrhigaleus australis, also known as the Southern Mandarin Dogfish, is a species of Mandarin dogfish shark in the genus Cirrhigaleus. It was distinguished from Cirrhigaleus barbifer, which lives in the North Pacific, on an expedition in the coral reefs near Australia in 2007...

    W. T. White, Last & Stevens, 2007 (Southern mandarin dogfish)
  • Cirrhigaleus barbifer S. Tanaka (I)
    Shigeho Tanaka
    was a Japanese ichthyologist and professor of zoology at the Imperial University of Tokyo. He published numerous works on fishes and sharks and co-authored a book on Japanese fish with famous American scientist David Starr Jordan.Publications:...

    , 1912
    (Mandarin dogfish)
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