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Caribbean Roughshark
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Information
Range Upper continental slopes of the Caribbean Sea, at depths of between 400 and 450 m (1312 and 1476 ft).
Scientific Classification
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Chondrichthyes
Order Squaliformes
Family Oxynotidae
Genus Oxynotus
Species O. caribbaeus
Conservation Status
DDSpecies
Data Deficient

The Caribbean roughshark, (Oxynotus caribbaeus), is a rough shark of the family Oxynotidae, found on the upper continental slopes of the Caribbean Sea, at depths of between 400 and 450 m (1312 and 1476 ft). It reaches a length of about 50 cm (20 in).

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