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CAAB: 37020019

Species Centroscymnus owstonii Garman, 1906

Owston's Dogfish, Black Shark, Deepwater Dogfish, Owston's Spiny Dogfish, Owstons Dogfish, Roughskin Dogfish, Smallspine Dogfish, Smallspine Shark


Taxonomic Decision for Synonymy




New South Wales, South Australia, Tasmania, Victoria, Western Australia

Extra Distribution Information

Off Cape Hawke, NSW (ca. 32°13'S) to Exmouth Gulf, WA; temperate, discontinuous (west Pacific, New Zealand and Gulf of Mexico and Atlantic).

IBRA and IMCRA regions (map not available)


Tasmania Province (10), Southeast Transition (11), Central Eastern Province (12), Central Western Transition (5), Central Western Province (6), Southwest Transition (7), Southern Province (8), West Tasmania Transition (9)

Ecological Descriptors

Continental slope, marine.

Extra Ecological Information

500-1400 m


History of changes

Note that this list may be incomplete for dates prior to September 2013.
Published As part of group Action Date Action Type Compiler(s)
16-Apr-2012 16-Apr-2012 MODIFIED
12-Feb-2010 (import)