Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Elasmobranchii (sharks and rays) > Squaliformes
(Bramble, sleeper and dogfish sharks) > Centrophoridae
Etymology: Centrophorus: Greek, kentron = sting + Greek, pherein = to carry (Ref. 45335); seychellorum: Named for the inhabitants of the Republic of Seychelles, the 'seychellois', for being helpful and always smiling.
Environment / Climate / Range
Marine; bathydemersal; depth range ? - 1000 m (Ref. 76802). Tropical, preferred ?
Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Point map | Introductions | Faunafri
Western Indian Ocean: Seychelles.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 79.7 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 76802); 65.2 cm TL (female)
Morphology | Morphometrics
This species is distinguished by having large tip of snout to first dorsal distance of 34% TL; first dorsal fin high (7 % TL); second dorsal fin base long (9.8% TL); long snout (12.2% TL); uniformly grey with tip and the trailing edge of dorsal fins blackish (Ref. 76802).
Caught by trammel nets (Ref. 76802).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Baranes, A., 2003. Sharks from the Amirantes Islands, Seychelles, with a description of two new species of squaloids from the deep sea. Israel J. Zool. 49:33-65. (Ref. 76802)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 109396)
CITES (Ref. 94142)
Threat to humans
CountriesFAO areasEcosystemsOccurrencesIntroductionsStocksEcologyDietFood itemsFood consumptionRation
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5003 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00282 (0.00127 - 0.00624), b=3.16 (2.97 - 3.35), based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 4.2 ±0.3 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): Very Low, minimum population doubling time more than 14 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): High vulnerability (65 of 100) .