Japanese velvet dogfish

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Japanese velvet dogfish
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Chondrichthyes
Subclass: Elasmobranchii
Order: Squaliformes
Family: Somniosidae
Genus: Zameus
Species: Z. ichiharai
Binomial name
Zameus ichiharai
Ka. Yano & S. Tanaka (II), 1984
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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.[2]


  1. ^ McCormack, C. & Tanaka, S. 2009. Zameus ichiharai. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.1. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 25 August 2013.
  2. ^ Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2013). "Zameus ichiharai" in FishBase. June 2013 version.