Centrophorus moluccensis Bleeker 1860,

Andréfouët, Serge, Chen, Wei-Jen, Kinch, Jeff, Mana, Ralph, Russell, Barry C., Tully, Dean & White, William T., 2019, Checklist of the marine and estuarine fishes of New Ireland Province, Papua New Guinea, western Pacific Ocean, with 810 new records, Zootaxa 4588 (1), pp. 1-360: 43

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Centrophorus moluccensis Bleeker 1860


Centrophorus moluccensis Bleeker 1860  — Smallfin gulper shark

Status at New Ireland. First recorded from New Ireland by White et al. (2018: 49), White & Ko'ou (2018: 12), based on specimens collected recently by trawl during BIOPAPUA cruises (NTUM 11496) and longline off Kavieng (CSIRO H.8001-01, CSIRO H.8002-02, KFRS E628).

Distribution and habitat. New Ireland: 2.—General distribution: East Africa, South Africa and Réunion (western Mascarenes) east to Philippines, Taiwan, and Vanuatu, north to southern Japan, south to northern Australia and New Caledonia. Demersal, 125–823 m depth. Marine.