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Longnose velvet dogfish
Centroscymnus crepidater.jpg
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Genus:
Centroselachus
Species:
crepidater
Centroselachus crepidater distmap.png
Range of the longnose velvet dogfish (in blue)

The longnose velvet dogfish (Centroselachus crepidater) is a sleeper shark of the family Somniosidae, found circumglobally in southern hemisphere subtropical seas, at depths of between 230 and 1,500 m. It reaches a length of 130 cm.

Conservation status

The New Zealand Department of Conservation has classified the longnose velvet dogfish as "Not Threatened" with the qualifier "Secure Overseas" under the New Zealand Threat Classification System.

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