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Little sleeper shark

Little sleeper shark
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Chondrichthyes
Subclass: Elasmobranchii
Order: Squaliformes
Family: Somniosidae
Genus: Somniosus
Species: S. rostratus
Binomial name
Somniosus rostratus
A. Risso, 1827
Range of the little sleeper shark (in blue)
Synonyms

Somniosus bauchotae Quero, 1975

The little sleeper shark, Somniosus rostratus, is a sleeper shark of the family Somniosidae found in the northeast Atlantic, western Mediterranean, and western Pacific around New Zealand, at depths of between 200 and 1,000 m. Its length is up to 1.43 m.

References

  • Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2006). "Somniosus rostratus in FishBase. May 2006 version.
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