Dog and Angelfish Sharks – Squaliformes

Shark Database | Dog and Angelfish Sharks – Squaliformes

Squaliformes are a large and diverse order of sharks characterized by having two dorsal fins, no anal fin, and no nictitating membrane. They’re found all over the world. Some popular species are the @greenland shark, the @gulper shark, and the @viper dogfish.

All Sharks In This Order:

African Lanternshark

Family: Etmopteridae | Genus: Etmopterus | CITES: Not Listed | IUCN: Data Deficient

The African lantern shark is a small shark, usually about 30 cm long, found in the western coast of Africa. It lives in deep water, near the bottom, at depths of 300 to 1000 m. Very little is known about… read more.

Angular Roughshark

Family: Oxynotidae | Genus: Oxynotus | CITES: Not Listed | IUCN: Vulnerable

The Angular Roughshark is found in the eastern Atlantic, from Norway all the down to South Africa and throughout the Mediterranean at depths between 60 and 660 meters. They were once present in the Adriatic and Aegean seas, but are… read more.

Arrow-head Dogfish

Arrow-head Dogfish

Family: Centrophoridae | Genus: Daenia | Species: Deania profundorum | CITES: Not Listed | IUCN: Least Concern

The Arrowhead Dogfish is a deep-water dogfish that has a widespread range and can be found at depths between 205 – 1800 m in large schools. Biology and Behaviour Depending on which area of the ocean the arrowhead dogfish is… read more.

Azores Dogfish

Family: Somniosidae | Genus: Scymnodalatias | Species: Scymnodalatias garricki | CITES: Not Listed | IUCN: Data Deficient

The Azores dogfish is a rare deepwater dogfish and is known from a holotype that was 37.7 cm long was caught north of Azores at 300 m deep, and another caught in 2001.  Biology and Behaviour There is very little… read more.

Bareskin Dogfish

Family: Etmopteridae | Genus: Centroscyllium | CITES: Not Listed | IUCN: Data Deficient

The Centroscyllium Kamoharai, or Bare-skin Dogfish, is a little-known deepwater dogfish found on or near bottom on continental and insular slopes and seamounts off Australia and Japan. They can be found anywhere between 500 and 1,200 metres deep in the northwest,… read more.

Bartail Spurdog

Family: Squalidae | Genus: Squalus | CITES: Not Listed | IUCN: Data Deficient

The bartail spurdog is a dogfish endemic to Queensland, Australia, at depths of 225 to 455 m. Like all spurdogs, the bartail has smooth spines on their dorsal fin. Very little is known about their behaviour or biology since only… read more.

Bighead Spurdog

Family: Squalidae | Genus: Squalus | CITES: Not Listed | IUCN: Data Deficient

The bighead spurdog is a dogfish species found in deep waters around New Caledonia. It lives at depths of 440 to 880 m. Very little is known abut their biology, as only a few specimens have been studied. As it… read more.

Birdbeak Dogfish

Birdbeak Dogfish

Family: Centrophoridae | Genus: Daenia | CITES: Not Listed | IUCN: Least Concern

The Birdbeak Dogfish is a dogfish shark of the family Centrophoridae, mainly found in the Pacific Ocean, Southern Australia and the Atlantic Ocean.   Biology and Description: The Birdbeak Dogfish has a very long, narrow snout, no anal fin and… read more.

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