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Somniosus

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Kingdom
  
Scientific name
  
Somniosus

Higher classification
  
Order
  
Family
  
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.

Contents

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