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Hexanchus nakamurai Teng, 1962
Bigeyed Sixgill Shark; Hexanchus griseus nakamurai Teng, 1962

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Kingdom Animalia  
 Phylum Chordata  
 Class Chondrichthyes  
 Order Hexanchiformes  
 Family Hexanchidae  
 Genus Hexanchus  
  Hexanchus nakamurai    Teng, 1962 
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Synonyms: Hexanchus griseus nakamurai Hexanchus vitulus Notidanus griseus   details
Citation: 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993); 中國動物誌-圓口綱及軟骨魚綱(朱等, 2001); FAO Species Catalogue, Vol.4 Sharks of the world
Character: A moderate-sized, slender-bodied, narrow-headed six gill shark. Head pointed. Eyes large. Lower jaw with 5 rows of large, comblike teeth on each side, these with relatively long cusps. Caudal peduncle long and slender, distance from dorsal insertion to upper caudal origin at least twice the length of dorsal fin base. 
Habitat: A uncommon, deepwater shark species. Ovoviviparous, number of embryos 13. Maximum size is about 180 cm in TL, size at maturity estimated to be about 43 cm. Females mature at 142-178 cm, males at 123-157. 
Distribution: Western North Atlantic including Bahamas, northern Cuba, Nicaragua and Cost Rica. Eastern Atlantic including Gibraltar, Ivory Coast and Nigeria. Indian Ocean including southern Africa, Aldabra Island, Madagascar and Kenya. Western Pacific including Taiwan 
Utility: Usually taken by line gear and trawls. Stock size very limited and of relatively slight importance to fisheries. 
Name Code: 383119
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Hexanchus nakamurai Teng , 1962

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Elasmobranchii (sharks and rays) > Hexanchiformes (Frill and cow sharks) > Hexanchidae (Cow sharks)
Etymology: Hexanchus: Greek, exa = six + Gree, agcho, narrow (Ref. 45335 ) ;   nakamurai: Named for Dr. Hiroshi Nakamura.

Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range Ecology

Marine; bathydemersal; depth range 0 - 600 m (Ref. 5578 ), usually 90 - 600 m (Ref. 6874 ).   Deep-water; 49°N - 35°S, 99°W - 161°E (Ref. 55216 )

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Wide-ranging, patchily distributed species, in warm temperate and tropical seas (Ref. 94780 ). Western Central Atlantic: Mexico (Ref. 13186 ), off Bahamas, northern Cuba, Nicaragua and Costa Rica. Eastern Atlantic: France to Morocco, including Mediterranean Sea (Ref. 13573 ); possibly Côte d'Ivoire and Nigeria. Indian Ocean: off eastern and southern Africa (Ref. 13573 ), Aldabra Island (India); Western Australia (Ref. 6871 ). Western Pacific: Japan, Taiwan, Philippines, New Caledonia and eastern Australia (Ref. 13573 ).

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: L m   ? , range 142 - 178 cm
Max length : 180 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 247 ); common length : 120 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 5217 )

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Vertebrae : 155. This slender-bodied shark is readily distinguished from its larger congener ( H. griseus ) by having a narrower head, relatively larger eyes, 5 large lower comb-shaped anterolateral teeth, a long slender dorsal-caudal space, with distance from the dorsal origin to the upper caudal origin being at least twice the length of the dorsal fin base; with the upper and lower caudal postventral margins forming a strong arch. In life, Color of dorsum a uniform pale brown without a light line extending along the lateral body trunk, the trailing fin edges are white in some specimens and the ventral surface is lighter (Ref. 94780 ).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Found on continental and insular shelves and upper slopes, from 90 to 600 m depth, usually on or near bottom, may move to the surface at night (Ref. 247 , 5578 ). Probably feeds on bony fish and crustaceans (Ref. 13573 ). Ovoviviparous (Ref. 205 ), with 13 young in a litter (Ref. 247 ). Size at birth measures to about 40-43 cm TL (Ref. 94780 ). Not dangerous to people as far as is known (Ref. 247 ). Utilized for its fins, meat and liver oil but of little value due to its relatively small size (Ref.58048).

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae

Ovoviviparous, with number of young 13 in one litter. Length at birth about 43 cm (Ref. 247 ). Distinct pairing with embrace (Ref. 205 ).

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Ebert, D.A., W.T. White and H.-H. Ho , 2013. Redescription of Hexanchus nakamurai Teng 1962, (Chondrichthyes: Hexanchiformes: Hexanchidae), with designation of a neotype. Zootaxa 3752(1):020-034. (Ref. 94780 )

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744 )

  Data deficient (DD)  ; Date assessed: 01 December 2008

CITES (Ref. 115941 )

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361 )

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless (Ref. 247 )

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Fisheries: subsistence fisheries FAO(Publication : search ) | FishSource |

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Estimates of some properties based on models

Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969 ): 8.1 - 23.9, mean 14.4 (based on 1233 cells). Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805 ):  PD 50 = 0.8281   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high]. Trophic Level (Ref. 69278 ):  4.2   ±0.7 se; Based on diet studies. Resilience (Ref. 69278 ):  Very Low, minimum population doubling time more than 14 years (Fec = 13). Vulnerability (Ref. 59153 ):  Very high vulnerability (81 of 100) . Price category (Ref. 80766 ):   Unknown .

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