Blackfin gulper shark (Centrophorus isodon)

Photo by Andy Murch

IUCN Red List Status: Data Deficient

This is a rare, deepwater species of dogfish, found in the Indian and Pacific Oceans

Recorded at depths of 2,530 ft (779 meters)

This is a small shark, reaching max sizes of ~3 feet (93 cm) total length

This species of shark has a black mouth and tongue!

Related species have experienced population declines and been quite vulnerable to fishing pressures, highlighting the need for more data on these sharks

Size at maturity is unknown, and many other aspects of biology are unknown as well

Reproduction is ovoviviparous (remember what this is?), and the number of young is low, perhaps only producing 1-2 embryos per litter

Perhaps you will be the scientist to discover more important data about this species!