Plunket shark

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Plunket's shark
Centroscymnus plunketi (Plunket shark).gif
Drawing by Dr Tony Ayling
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Chondrichthyes
Subclass: Elasmobranchii
Order: Squaliformes
Family: Somniosidae
Genus: Scymnodon
Species: S. plunketi
Binomial name
Scymnodon plunketi
Waite, 1910
Proscymnodon plunketi distmap.png
Range of the Plunket shark (in blue)
Synonyms

Centroscymnus plunketi Waite, 1910
Proscymnodon plunketi Waite, 1910

The plunket's shark, Scymnodon plunketi, is a sleeper shark of the family Somniosidae, found around south eastern Australia, and New Zealand, at depths of between 220 and 1,550 m over continental shelves. It reaches a length of 130 cm. [1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ White, W.T., Vaz, D.F.B., Ho, H.-C., Ebert, D.A., Carvalho, M.R.d., Corrigan, S., Rochel, E., Carvalho, M.d., Tanaka, S. & Naylor, G.J.P. (2014): Redescription of Scymnodon ichiharai Yano and Tanaka 1984 (Squaliformes: Somniosidae) from the western North Pacific, with comments on the definition of somniosid genera. Ichthyological Research, Published online: 15 Oct 2014.