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Family: Somniosidae Sleeper sharks



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Western Atlantic
Max. Length 120 cm TL
Centroscymnus coelolepis Barbosa du Bocage & de Brito Capello, 1864

Photo by Photo by Cambraia Duarte, P.M.N. (c)ImagDOP
 
Centroscymnus coelolepis
[Portuguese dogfish]



Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 130 cm TL
Centroscymnus crepidater (Barbosa du Bocage & de Brito Capello, 1864)

Photo by Photo by Cambraia Duarte, P.M.N. (c)ImagDOP
 
Centroscymnus crepidater
[Longnose velvet dogfish]



Southeast Pacific
Max. Length 68 cm TL
Centroscymnus macracanthus Regan, 1906

Photo by Photo by Duffy, C.
 
Centroscymnus macracanthus
[Largespine velvet dogfish]



Atlantic, Pacific and Ind
Max. Length 121 cm TL
Centroscymnus owstonii Garman, 1906

Photo by Photo by Cambraia Duarte, P.M.N. (c)ImagDOP
 
Centroscymnus owstonii
[Roughskin dogfish]



Southwest Pacific
Max. Length 170 cm TL
Centroscymnus plunketi (Waite, 1910)

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Centroscymnus plunketi
[Plunket shark]
No picture found

Max. Length 111 cm TL

 
Scymnodalatias albicauda
[Whitetail dogfish]



Eastern Central Atlantic

Scymnodalatias garricki Kukuev & Konovalenko, 1988

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Scymnodalatias garricki
[Azores dogfish]



Southeast Pacific.

Scymnodalatias oligodon Kukuev & Konovalenko, 1988

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Scymnodalatias oligodon
[Sparsetooth dogfish]



Southwest Pacific
Max. Length 80.3 cm TL
Scymnodalatias sherwoodi (Archey, 1921)

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Scymnodalatias sherwoodi
[Sherwood dogfish]
No picture found


 
Scymnodon ichiharai
[Japanese velvet dogfish]



Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 110 cm TL
Scymnodon ringens Barbosa du Bocage & de Brito Capello, 1864

Photo by Photo by Serrano, A.
 
Scymnodon ringens
[Knifetooth dogfish]



South Indo-Pacific and So
Max. Length 438 cm TL
Somniosus antarcticus Whitley, 1939

Photo by Photo by Reyes, P.
 
Somniosus antarcticus
[Southern sleeper shark]
No picture found

Max. Length 130.1 cm TL

 
Somniosus longus
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Arctic and North Atlantic
Max. Length 550 cm TL
Somniosus microcephalus (Bloch & Schneider, 1801)

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Somniosus microcephalus
[Greenland shark]



North Pacific and Arctic
Max. Length 440 cm TL
Somniosus pacificus Bigelow & Schroeder, 1944

Photo by Photo by Gadig, O.B.F.
 
Somniosus pacificus
[Pacific sleeper shark]



Northeast Atlantic
Max. Length 143 cm TL
Somniosus rostratus (Risso, 1827)

Photo by Photo by Cambraia Duarte, P.M.N. (c)ImagDOP
 
Somniosus rostratus
[Little sleeper shark]



Atlantic, Indian and Paci
Max. Length 84 cm TL
Zameus squamulosus (Günther, 1877)

Photo by Photo by Cambraia Duarte, P.M.N. (c)ImagDOP
 
Zameus squamulosus
[Velvet dogfish]



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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Centroscymnus coelolepis Portuguese dogfish Western Atlantic 120 TL 1864
Centroscymnus crepidater Longnose velvet dogfish Eastern Atlantic 130 TL 1864
Centroscymnus macracanthus Largespine velvet dogfish Southeast Pacific 68 TL 1906
Centroscymnus owstonii Roughskin dogfish Atlantic, Pacific and Ind 121 TL 1906
Centroscymnus plunketi Plunket shark Southwest Pacific 170 TL 1910
Scymnodalatias albicauda Whitetail dogfish Eastern Indian Ocean 111 TL 1986
Scymnodalatias garricki Azores dogfish Eastern Central Atlantic 1988
Scymnodalatias oligodon Sparsetooth dogfish Southeast Pacific. 1988
Scymnodalatias sherwoodi Sherwood dogfish Southwest Pacific 80.3 TL 1921
Scymnodon ichiharai Japanese velvet dogfish Indo-West Pacific 1984
Scymnodon ringens Knifetooth dogfish Eastern Atlantic 110 TL 1864
Somniosus antarcticus Southern sleeper shark South Indo-Pacific and So 438 TL 1939
Somniosus longus Western Pacific 130.1 TL 1912
Somniosus microcephalus Greenland shark Arctic and North Atlantic 550 TL 1801
Somniosus pacificus Pacific sleeper shark North Pacific and Arctic 440 TL 1944
Somniosus rostratus Little sleeper shark Northeast Atlantic 143 TL 1827
Zameus squamulosus Velvet dogfish Atlantic, Indian and Paci 84 TL 1877



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