Taiwan gulper shark
The Taiwan gulper shark, Centrophorus niaukang, is a locally common, large deepwater 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....


Physical characteristics

The Taiwan gulper shark has no anal, two dorsal
Dorsal fin
A dorsal fin is a fin located on the backs of various unrelated marine and freshwater vertebrates, including most fishes, marine mammals , and the ichthyosaurs...

 (with small spines) and a caudal fin with a more vertical rear edge. The maximum length of the shark is 154 cm.


The Taiwan gulper shark, as its name implies, is only found around Taiwan
Taiwan , also known, especially in the past, as Formosa , is the largest island of the same-named island group of East Asia in the western Pacific Ocean and located off the southeastern coast of mainland China. The island forms over 99% of the current territory of the Republic of China following...

The teeth of the shark are jagged and can easily penetrate the skin.
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