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Spined pygmy shark - Squaliolus laticaudus

Family SQUALIDAE - Dogfish sharks

Resouces from government sites on Squaliolus laticaudus :

...the only sharks which normally live in the Arctic (Somniosus spp); it also includes

Fish Facts
Which is the smallest shark? There is some debate, but the generally accepted "smallest

Subclass Order Family Genus species Common name Full Finished # of ...
...dogfish squamulosus Greenland sleeper shark Somniosus pacificus Pacific sleeper

Shark - Physical Characteristics
2. Among the smallest sharks are the 22- to 25-cm (8- to 1 0-in.) midwater shark

SHARK-L archives -- December 2001 (#96)
According to the book "Sharks: Silent Hunters of the Deep" the answer is and I quote

SHARK-L archives -- April 2000 (#121)
I was under the impression that it was the Spined > Pygmy Shark (*Squaliolus

TNS Browser
Pating =>Sphyrna zygaena (Linnaeus, 1758), Pisces (Fish), Pating =>Squaliolus

Academic web resources on Squaliolus laticaudus :

ITIS Standard Report Page: Squaliolus laticaudus
Go to Print Version, Squaliolus laticaudus Smith and Radcliffe in Smith, 1912 Taxonomic

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