Little sleeper shark

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Little sleeper shark
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Chondrichthyes
Subclass: Elasmobranchii
Order: Squaliformes
Family: Somniosidae
Genus: Somniosus
Species: S. rostratus
Binomial name
Somniosus rostratus
(A. Risso, 1827)
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Range of the little sleeper shark (in blue)

The little sleeper shark, Somniosus rostratus, is a sleeper shark of the family Somniosidae found in the northeast Atlantic, western Mediterranean, and western Pacific around New Zealand, at depths of between 200 and 1,000 m. Its length is up to 1.43 m.

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