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Somniosus antarcticus Whitley, 1939
SOUTHERN SLEEPER SHARK
Pacific Sleeper Shark; Somniosus pacificus Bigelow and Schroeder, 1944

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Species Somniosus antarcticus Whitley, 1939

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CAAB : 37020036 Taxon concept Somniosus_antarcticus last modified 2012-04-16 15:24:25.862

Species Somniosus antarcticus Whitley, 1939

Southern Sleeper Shark , Pacific Sleeper Shark, Sleeper Shark

 

Miscellaneous Literature Names

 

Distribution

States

Tasmania


Extra Distribution Information

Seamounts south of TAS; temperate, southern circumglobal.


IBRA and IMCRA regions (map not available)

IMCRA

Tasmania Province (10), Macquarie Island Province (24)

Ecological Descriptors

Continental slope, marine.

Extra Ecological Information

300-1440 m

 

General References

Compagno, L.J.V. 1984. FAO Species Catalogue. Sharks of the World. An annotated and illustrated catalogue of shark species known to date. Hexanchiformes to Lamniformes. FAO Fisheries Synopsis No. 125 . Rome : FAO Vol. 4(1) pp. 1-249. [105] (as Somniosus pacificus, in part)

Compagno, L.J.V., Dando, M. & Fowler, S. 2005. A Field Guide to the Sharks of the World . London : Collins 368 pp. [117]

Last, P.R. & Stevens, J.D. 1994. Sharks and Rays of Australia . Canberra : CSIRO Australia 513 pp. 84 pls. [89] (as Somniosus pacificus )

Last, P.R. & Stevens, J.D. 2009. Sharks and Rays of Australia . Collingwood : CSIRO Publishing Australia 2, 550 pp. [95]

Whitley, G.P. 1940. The Fishes of Australia. Part 1. The sharks, rays, devil-fish, and other primitive fishes of Australia and New Zealand . Sydney : Roy. Zool. Soc. N.S.W. 280 pp. 303 figs. [152, fig. 170] (Macquarie Island, figure of holotype)

Yano, K., Stevens, J.D. & Compagno, L.V.J. 2004. A review of the systematics of the sleeper shark genus Somniosus with redescriptions of Somniosus (Somniosus) antarcticus and Somniosus (Rhinoscymnus) longus (Squaliformes: Somniosidae). Ichthyological Research 51 : 360-373

 

Common Name References

Compagno, L.J.V. 1984. FAO Species Catalogue. Sharks of the World. An annotated and illustrated catalogue of shark species known to date. Hexanchiformes to Lamniformes. FAO Fisheries Synopsis No. 125 . Rome : FAO Vol. 4(1) pp. 1-249. [105] (Pacific Sleeper Shark)

Daley, R.K., Stevens, J.D., Last, P.R. & Yearsley, G.K. 2002. Field Guide to Australian Sharks & Rays . Hobart : CSIRO Marine Research 84 pp. [74] (Sleeper Shark)

Last, P.R. & Stevens, J.D. 2009. Sharks and Rays of Australia . Collingwood : CSIRO Publishing Australia 2, 550 pp. [95] ( Southern Sleeper Shark )

Seafood Services Australia 2008. Australian Fish Names Standard. http://www.fishnames.com.au/. (Pacific Sleeper Shark)

 

History of changes

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