Family: Somniosidae – Sleeper sharks
Species: sp. A
Common Name– Dogfish Sharks
Common Name– Sleeper Sharks
Species– sp. A
Status: IUCN Red List DATA DEFICIENT
Average Size and Length: Known from one species: 2.7 feet.
Teeth and Jaw: The Longnose Sleeper shark has spear-like upper teeth and lower teeth made for cutting with short, low and strongly oblique cusps and high, narrow roots.
Head: The Longnose Sleeper shark has an elongated, pointed and flattened snout. The head is long.
Demographic, Distribution, Habitat, Environment and Range: The Longnose Sleeper shark is a holotype, and the only found species was off the coast of Portugal in deep water.
Biology and Reproduction: Unknown.
Behavioral Traits, Sensing and Intelligence: Unknown.
Longnose Sleeper Shark Recorded Attacks on Humans: Not a threat to humans.