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Species Proscymnodon plunketi (Waite, 1910)

Plunket's Dogfish, Lord Plunket's Shark, Lord Plunkets Shark, Plunket Shark, Plunket's Shark, Plunkets Dogfish, Plunkets Shark, Waite's Deepsea Dogfish, Waites Deepsea Dogfish




New South Wales, Tasmania, Victoria, Western Australia

Extra Distribution Information

Off Port Macquarie, NSW to off Portland VIC; temperate and near Perth, WA, south Pacific (New Zealand, Norfolk Ridge, south-west Indian Ocean); most Australian records are misidentifications of other species (Zambeus squamosus and Centroscymnus owstonii).

IBRA and IMCRA regions (map not available)


Tasmania Province (10), Southeast Transition (11), Central Eastern Province (12), Central Western Province (6), West Tasmania Transition (9)

Ecological Descriptors

Continental slope, marine.

Extra Ecological Information

240-1550 m


General References

Bass, A.J. 1979. Records of little-known sharks from Australian waters. Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales 103(4): 247-254 figs 1-5 [1978] (as Centroscymnus plunketi)

Compagno, L.J.V. 1984. FAO Species Catalogue. Sharks of the World. An annotated and illustrated catalogue of shark species known to date. Hexanchiformes to Lamniformes. FAO Fisheries Synopsis No. 125. Rome : FAO Vol. 4(1) pp. 1-249. [60] (as Centroscymnus plunketi)

Compagno, L.J.V., Dando, M. & Fowler, S. 2005. A Field Guide to the Sharks of the World. London : Collins 368 pp. [114]

Fowler, H.W. 1941. Contributions to the biology of the Philippine Archipelago and adjacent regions. The fishes of the groups Elasmobranchii, Holocephali, Isospondyli and Ostariophysi obtained by the United States Bureau of Fisheries Steamer Albatross in 1907 to 1910, chiefly in the Philippine Islands and adjacent seas. Bulletin of the United States National Museum 100(13): 1-879 figs 1-30 [234] (as Centrophorus waitei from New Zealand)

Last, P.R. & Stevens, J.D. 1994. Sharks and Rays of Australia. Canberra : CSIRO Australia 513 pp. 84 pls. [66] (as Centroscymnus plunketi)

Last, P.R. & Stevens, J.D. 2009. Sharks and Rays of Australia. Collingwood : CSIRO Publishing Australia 2, 550 pp. [91]

Munro, I.S.R. 1961. Handbook of Australian fishes. Nos 1–42. Australian Fisheries Newsletter 15–17, 19, 20: 1-172 [published as separates 1956–1961] [12] (81, as Centroscymnus waitei and 82, as Scymnodon plunketi)

Stead, D.G. 1963. Sharks and Rays of Australian Seas. Sydney : Angus & Robertson 211 pp. 63 figs. [121] (as Scymnodon plunketi)

Stevens, J.D. 1994. Families Echinorhinidae, Squalidae, Oxynotidae, Parascyllidae, Orectolobidae. pp. 91-118 figs 28-73 in Gomon, M.F., Glover, C.J.M. & Kuiter, R.H. (eds). The Fishes of Australia's South Coast. Adelaide : State Printer 992 pp. 810 figs. [98] (as Centroscymnus plunketi)

White, W. 2008. Shark Families Heterodontidae to Pristiophoridae. pp. 32-100 in Gomon, M.F., Bray, D.J. & Kuiter, R.H. (eds). Fishes of Australia's Southern Coast. Sydney : Reed New Holland 928 pp. [93] (as Centroscymnus plunketi)

Whitley, G.P. 1964. A survey of Australian Ichthyology. Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales 89(1): 11-127 [33] (99, as Centrophorus plunketi)


History of changes

Note that this list may be incomplete for dates prior to September 2013.
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