Hexanchidae,

Bañon, Rafael, Arronte, Juan Carlos, Rodriguez-Cabello, Cristina, Piñeiro, Carmen-Gloria, Punzon, Antonio & Serrano, Alberto, 2016, Commented checklist of marine fishes from the Galicia Bank seamount (NW Spain), Zootaxa 4067 (3), pp. 293-333: 297

publication ID

http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4067.3.2

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:50B7E074-F212-4193-BFB9-84A1D0A0E03C

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/AC642D14-3A4D-FFCF-34F2-FA81DEA22D02

treatment provided by

Plazi

scientific name

Hexanchidae
status

 

Family Hexanchidae 

Hexanchus griseus (Bonnaterre, 1788)  —Bluntnose sixgill shark

14 specimens were caught at depths between 682 and 1,035 m. Length data were available for eight females from 130 to 355 cm and one male of 73 cm TL. Habitat and Distribution: deep-water demersal species inhabiting the outer continental shelves, upper continental slopes, insular shelves and slopes, and submarine canyons down to at least 2,500 m depth. Circumglobal in tropical and temperate seas, including the Mediterranean, Baltic and North Seas, and the Hawaiian Islands. Vulnerability: NT ( IUCN), VHV (FishBase).