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Somniosus

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Kingdom  Animalia
Scientific name  Somniosus
Higher classification  Somniosidae
Order  Squaliformes
Family  Somniosidae
Phylum  Chordata
Rank  Genus
Subclass  Elasmobranchii

Lower classifications  Greenland shark, Pacific sleeper shark, Little sleeper shark

Greenland shark world s longest lived vertebrate known somniosus microcephalus


Somniosus is a widely distributed genus of deepwater dogfish sharks in the family Somniosidae. Several members of the genus are believed to attain lengths up to 7 m, thus rank among the largest of sharks.

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Somniosus Pacific Sleeper Shark Somniosus pacificus Bigelow and Schroeder

Greenland shark somniosus microcephalus


Species


  • Somniosus antarcticus Whitley, 1939 (southern sleeper shark)
  • Somniosus longus Tanaka, 1912 (frog shark)
  • Somniosus microcephalus Bloch & J. G. Schneider, 1801 (Greenland shark)
  • Somniosus pacificus Bigelow & Schroeder, 1944 (Pacific sleeper shark)
  • Somniosus rostratus A. Risso, 1827 (little sleeper shark)
  • Somniosus sp. A Not yet described (longnose sleeper shark)

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    Somniosus Greenland shark Wikipedia
    Somniosus BOLD Systems Taxonomy Browser Somniosus microcephalus species

    References

    Somniosus Wikipedia


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