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Somniosus microcephalus (Bloch & Schneider, 1801)

marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Not documented
Distribution Greenland, Davis Strait to Eastport, Maine  
Distribution Greenland, Davis Strait to Eastport, Maine [details]
Froese, R. and D. Pauly. Editors. (2021). FishBase. Somniosus microcephalus (Bloch & Schneider, 1801). Accessed through: Kennedy, M.K., L. Van Guelpen, G. Pohle, L. Bajona (Eds.) (2021) Canadian Register of Marine Species at: on 2022-01-17
Nozères, C., Kennedy, M.K. (Eds.) (2022). Canadian Register of Marine Species. Somniosus microcephalus (Bloch & Schneider, 1801). Accessed at: on 2022-01-17
2004-12-21 15:54:05Z
2008-01-15 17:27:08Z

context source (Deepsea) Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) of UNESCO. The Ocean Biogeographic Information System (OBIS), available online at [details]   

basis of record van der Land, J.; Costello, M.J.; Zavodnik, D.; Santos, R.S.; Porteiro, F.M.; Bailly, N.; Eschmeyer, W.N.; Froese, R. (2001). Pisces, <B><I>in</I></B>: Costello, M.J. <i>et al.</i> (Ed.) (2001). <i>European register of marine species: a check-list of the marine species in Europe and a bibliography of guides to their identification. Collection Patrimoines Naturels,</i> 50: pp. 357-374 (look up in IMIS[details]   

additional source Scott, W.B.; Scott, M.G. (1988). Atlantic fishes of Canada. <em>Canadian Bulletin of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences.</em> No. 219. 731 pp. [details]   

additional source Muller, Y. (2004). Faune et flore du littoral du Nord, du Pas-de-Calais et de la Belgique: inventaire. [Coastal fauna and flora of the Nord, Pas-de-Calais and Belgium: inventory]. <em>Commission Régionale de Biologie Région Nord Pas-de-Calais: France.</em> 307 pp., available online at [details]   

additional source McEachran, J. D. (2009). Fishes (Vertebrata: Pisces) of the Gulf of Mexico, Pp. 1223–1316 in: Felder, D.L. and D.K. Camp (eds.), Gulf of Mexico–Origins, Waters, and Biota. Biodiversity. Texas A&M Press, College Station, Texas. [details]   

additional source Nijssen, H.; de Groot, S.J. (1987). De vissen van Nederland: systematische indeling, historisch overzicht, het ontstaan van de viskweek, uitheemse vissoorten, determineersleutels, beschrijvingen, afbeeldingen, literatuur, van alle in Nederlandse wateren voor komende zee- en zoetwatervissoorten [Fishes of the Netherlands: systematic classification, historical overview, origins of fish culture, non-indigenous species, determination keys, descriptions, drawings, literature references on all marine and freshwater fish species living in Dutch waters]. KNNV Uitgeverij: Utrecht, The Netherlands. ISBN 90-5011-006-1. 224 pp. (look up in IMIS)
page(s): 46 [details]   

additional source Bloch, M.E.; Schneider, J.G. (1801). M.E. Blochii, Systema Ichthyologiae iconibus cx illustratum. Post obitum auctoris opus inchoatum absolvit, correxit, interpolavit Jo. Gottlob Schneider, Saxo. <em>Berolini. Sumtibus Austoris Impressum et Bibliopolio Sanderiano Commissum.</em> Pp i-lx + 1-584, Pls. 1-110., available online at
page(s): 46 [details]   

additional source Froese, R. & D. Pauly (Editors). (2021). FishBase. World Wide Web electronic publication. version (08/2021)., available online at [details]   
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien  Containing type locality 

From other sources
Diet Feed on fishes, including herring, Atlantic salmon, Arctic char, capelin, redfish, sculpins, lumpfish, cod, haddock, Atlantic halibut, Greenland halibut and skates, as well as cephalopods, gastropods, crustaceans, sea birds and marine mammals. [details]

Distribution Greenland, Davis Strait to Eastport, Maine [details]

Habitat Cool northern seas; found near the surface of estuaries, shallow bays and coastal waters during winter and cooler waters to 600m in summer. [details]

Habitat nektonic [details]

Importance Social- Minor commercial, gamefish [details]

Predators Man [details]

Reproduction Ovoviviparous [details]
Danish havkal  [details]
Dutch Groenlandse haai  [details]
English Greenland shark  [details]
French requin du Groenlandlamairgue du Groenlandlaimargue du Groenlandlaimargue atlantiquelaimargue  [details]
German GrönlandhaiEishai  [details]
Lithuanian arktinis ryklys  [details]
Norwegian Bokmål håkjerring  [details]
Norwegian Nynorsk håkjerring  [details]
Polish rekin polarny  [details]
Russian акула полярная  [details]
Slovenian grenlandski morski pes  [details]
Spanish tiburón de Groenlandiatiburón ártico  [details]
Swedish håkäring  [details]
Turkish Grönland köpek balığı  [details]
Ukrainian Акула полярна гренландська  [details]
Welsh morgi'r Ynys Las  [details]
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