Genus Centroscymnus

The genus Centroscymnus is characterised by having (as adults) rounded dermal denticles with blade-shaped crowns with an anterior concavity, and without longitudinal ridges on the dorsal surface of the crown along the trunk and tail (denticles on head somewhat variable).
Author: Dianne J. Bray

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Dianne J. Bray, Centroscymnus in Fishes of Australia, accessed 16 Apr 2024,


White, W.T., D.F.B. Vaz, H-C. Ho, D.A. Ebert, M.R. de Carvalho, S. Corrigan, E. Rochel, M. de Carvalho, S. Tanaka & G.J.P. Naylor. 2015. Redescription ofScymnodon ichiharai Yano and Tanaka 1984 (Squaliformes: Somniosidae) from the western North Pacific, with comments on the definition of somniosid genera. Ichthyological Research 62: 213–229. DOI 10.1007/s10228-014-0430-y