What To Look For:
A little-known shark that has been recorded at depths of between 500 and
1100 m. It is dark brown or black with 2 dorsal fins and small fin
spines that are normally exposed. The teeth in the upper and lower jaws
are very different and the lips are thick. The elongated pointed nose
and large eyes are characteristic of shark adapted to life in deep
waters as they enable prey to be detected and seen in poor light and
murky conditions. This shark is also known as the Largespine Velvet Dogfish.
Up to 1.2 m.
Gulf of Mexico, Japan, southern Australia and New Zealand.