Knifetooth dogfish

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Knifetooth dogfish
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Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Chondrichthyes
Subclass: Elasmobranchii
Order: Squaliformes
Family: Somniosidae
Genus: Scymnodon
Barbosa du Bocage & Brito Capello, 1864
Species: S. ringens
Binomial name
Scymnodon ringens
Barbosa du Bocage & Brito Capello, 1864
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Range of the knifetooth dogfish (in blue)

The knifetooth dogfish, Scymnodon ringens, the only member of the genus Scymnodon, is a harmless sleeper shark of the family Somniosidae, found in the eastern Atlantic, from Scotland to Spain, Portugal, and Senegal, and the southwest Pacific from New Zealand, between latitudes 58°N and 15°N, at depths of between 200 and 1,600 m. Its length is up to 1.1 m.

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