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genus

Somniosus Lesueur, 1818

kingdom Animalia - animals »  phylum Chordata - chordates »  class Chondrichthyes - cartilaginous fishes »  order Squaliformes - dogfish sharks »  family Somniosidae - sleeper sharks

Scientific synonyms

Leiodon Wood, 1846

Included taxa

Number of records: 5

species Somniosus antarcticus Whitley, 1939
species Somniosus longus (Tanaka, 1912)
species Somniosus microcephalus (Bloch & Schneider, 1801) - Greenland sleeper shark
species Somniosus pacificus Bigelow & Schroeder, 1944 - Pacific Sleeper Shark
species Somniosus rostratus (Risso, 1827) - Little Sleeper Shark

Links and literature

CZ AQUATAB. World Wide Web electronic publication [genus/4299]

Plíštil J. (Ed.) (2009): AQUATAB. World Wide Web electronic publication [http://aquatab.net] [as Somniosus Lesueur, 1818]
Data retrieved on: 17 January 2010
EN The Interim Register of Marine and Nonmarine Genera [1097993]

Rees, T. (compiler): The Interim Register of Marine and Nonmarine Genera [http://www.irmng.org] [as Somniosus Lesueur, 1818]
Data retrieved on: 30 November 2019
EN Australian Faunal Directory [534b4992-cc20-44df-82e8-7cffbcc58be6]

ABRS (2009-2019): Australian Faunal Directory [https://biodiversity.org.au/afd/home], Australian Biological Resources Study, Canberra [as Somniosus Lesueur, 1818]
Data retrieved on: 20 January 2015

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