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Somniosus microcephalus

Scientific name: Somniosus microcephalus (Bloch & Schneider, 1801)
Popular names: Greenland shark, sleeper shark, gurry shark, ground shark etc.
Danish names: Grønlandshaj

Family: Somniosidae (sleeper sharks)

Distribution: North Atlantic Ocean
Capture sites:

Depth:
Max. size:
~ 7 meter / ~ 1000 kg



Videos of how sharks sometimes are caught in trawl-nets as by-catch, and how a shark is released again after being tagged