Genus Centroselachus

Centroselachus differs from other somniosid genera in having a very long snout (preoral length about equal to the distance from the mouth to the pectoral-fin origins and 1.5–2 times the mouth width), upper labial furrows greatly elongate (longer than the distance between their anterior ends; about 2/3 of the mouth width), and tridentate dermal denticles with 3–5 longitudinal ridges and with an anterior circular concavity on the posterior trunk and tail of adults.
Author: Dianne J. Bray

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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