|Drawing by Bideault|
(R. T. Lowe, 1839)
|Range of birdbeak dogfish (in blue)|
The birdbeak dogfish, Deania calcea, is a dogfish shark of the family Deania found in the Pacific Ocean around Honshū, Japan, Southern Australia, New Zealand, and Chile, and in the Atlantic Ocean from Iceland south to the Cape of Good Hope.
The birdbeak dogfish has a very long narrow snout, no anal fin, two long and low dorsal fins with grooved spines, small rectangular pectoral fins, and pitchfork-like denticles. It lives at depths of between 73 and 1,450 m. It is ovoviviparous with up to twelve pups per litter. It eats bony fish and shrimp.
- Stevens (2003). Deania calcea. 2006. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN 2006. www.iucnredlist.org. Retrieved on 12 May 2006. Database entry includes justification for why this species is of least concern
- "Deania calcea". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved 23 January 2006.
- FAO Species Catalogue Volume 4 Parts 1 and 2 Sharks of the World
- Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2005). "Deania calcea" in FishBase. 09 2005 version.
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