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Frog Shark
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Information
Range Pacific Ocean. The frog shark has been recorded off the coasts of Japan, New Zealand, and possibly Salas y Gómez, as well as the Nazca Ridge, from as shallow as 120-150 m and as deep as 1,116 m.
Scientific Classification
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Chondrichthyes
Order Squaliformes
Family Somniosidae
Genus Somniosus
Species S. rostratus
Conservation Status
DDSpecies
Data Deficient

The Frog shark, (Somnisious longus), is a species of shark that is rare and is mainly found is deeper water. It is in the sleeper shark family with the greenland shark.

Description[]

The frog shark is known to grow to at least 143 cm in length.

Range[]

Fewer than a dozen specimens of this deep water shark have been collected, mostly from the Pacific Ocean. The frog shark has been recorded off the coasts of Japan, New Zealand, and possibly Salas y Gómez, as well as the Nazca Ridge, from as shallow as 120-150 m and as deep as 1,116 m.

Threats[]

The Frog Shark is occasionally caught by trawl, longline, and crab-pot fisheries.

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