Facts about Leafscale Gulper Shark, "Scientific name for Leafscale Gulper Shark is Centrophorus squamosus". Leafscale Gulper Shark is a dogfish that belongs to the Centrophoridae family. The Leafscale Gulper Sharks are largely found in the Eastern Atlantic, in the region of continental slopes from South Iceland to the Cape of Good Hope, western Pacific Ocean in the region of Honshu, Japan, southeast Australia, the Philippines and New Zealand.
Appearance of Leafscale Gulper Shark
The Leafscale Gulper Shark breed appears without anal fin, but it appears with double two dorsal fins with spines, the primary dorsal fin being comparatively low and extended, big eyes, and hand denticles similar to a leaf. The Leafscale Gulper Shark breeds are smaller in size when compared to several other shark varieties, and normally appear with the maximum body length of 62 inches (158 cm). The Leafscale Gulper Shark have a grey or brown colored long nose without preset patterns for identification. The teeth on both jaws of the Leafscale Gulper Shark breed are pointed such that the upper set is smaller than the lower set.
Features of Leafscale Gulper Shark
Normally, the Leafscale gulper Shark breeds live close to the bottom between 755 feet (230 meters) and 2580 yards (2,360 meters), but frequently less than1093 yards (1,000 meters). The Leafscale Gulper Shark breed feeds on cephalopods and fish. The benefit the Leafscale Gulper Shark have is that they are inclined to live fairly long owing to steady and cold surroundings in the deep oceans that they prefer. These Leafscale gulper Sharks are quite harmless from several potential threats due to their small size, and existing at immense depths. The meat of the Leafscale Gulper Shark breeds is dehydrated and salted for human use and used as fishmeal.
Reproduction of Leafscale Gulper Shark
The Leafscale Gulper Shark breeds are ovoviviparous, and the reproduction takes place once in a year. The female breeds give birth to a maximum of five young per litter. The Leafscale Gulper Shark breeds as well, have extensive intervals between litters and they grow slowly when compared to other breeds.
The Leafscale Gulper Shark breed is considered the longest living shark variety. The average lifespan of this breed ranges from 54 years to 70 years.
There are over 400 types of sharks, Sharks have the most powerful jaws on on earth. Leafscale Gulper Sharks jaws, both the upper and lower jaws move. Leafscale Gulper Sharks skin is made of denticles instead of scales like other fish. The denticles are constructed like hard, sharp teeth (tooth-like projection) and this helps to protect the Leafscale Gulper Shark from being injury. The Leafscale Gulper Shark is carnivores meaning: an animal that feeds on flesh (Meat).