A rare and little-known species, the angular rough shark (Oxynotus centrina) is suitably named for its pointed head and fins, and the rough teeth-like scales, known as ‘denticles’, which cover its body. The angular rough shark has a broad, flattened head, a short, blunt nose and two tall, sail-like dorsal fins (3) (4).
The upperparts of the angular rough shark’s body are a marbled pattern of greyish-brown, with dark blotches on the head and sides. A number of lighter streaks decorate the head (3) (4).
The angular rough shark has extremely large, oval or crescent-shaped spiracles, situated beside the eyes (3) (4) (5).
- Centrine Commune.
- Cerdo Marino.
- Male length: 64 cm (2)
- Female length: 78 cm (2)