Japanese velvet dogfish
|Japanese velvet dogfish|
Ka. Yano & S. Tanaka (II), 1984
|Range of the Japanese velvet dogfish|
The Japanese velvet dogfish, Zameus ichiharai, is a harmless deepwater sleeper shark of the family Somniosidae, found in the northwest Pacific from Suruga Bay and adjacent waters of Japan at depths of between 500 and 800 metres (1,600 and 2,600 ft). Reproduction is ovoviviparous.
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