Spined pygmy shark - Squaliolus laticaudus
Family SQUALIDAE - Dogfish sharks
Resouces from government sites on
...the only sharks which normally live in the Arctic (Somniosus spp); it also includes
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
Pating =>Sphyrna zygaena (Linnaeus, 1758), Pisces (Fish), Pating =>Squaliolus
Academic web resources on
ITIS Standard Report Page: Squaliolus laticaudus
Go to Print Version, Squaliolus laticaudus Smith and Radcliffe in Smith, 1912 Taxonomic
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