Sparsetooth dogfish

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Sparsetooth dogfish
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Chondrichthyes
Order: Squaliformes
Family: Somniosidae
Genus: Scymnodalatias
S. oligodon
Binomial name
Scymnodalatias oligodon
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Range of the sparsetooth dogfish (in blue)

The sparsetooth dogfish (Scymnodalatias oligodon) is a very rare sleeper shark of the family Somniosidae, the holotype of which was taken in the subtropical southeast Pacific at a depth of up to 200 m. Its biology is unknown.


  1. ^ Leandro, L. (SSG South America Regional Workshop, June 2003). 2004. Scymnodalatias oligodon. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T44570A10921046. Downloaded on 19 October 2017.