Brier Shark

Deania calcea
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Quick Facts

Scientific name Deania calcea
Other names Birdbeak Dogfish, Deepwater Dogfish, Dorian Grey Shark, Platypus Shark, Roughskin Dogfish, Shovelnose Spiny Dogfish, Thompsons Deepsea Dogfish, Thompsons Shark
Size Up to 1.2 m (3.9 ft)
Weight Up to 8 kg (17 lb)


Habitat & AU Distribution Deep ocean waters on the outer continental shelf & upper slopes, on or near the bottom
Depth Range 60 - 1,500 m (196 - 4,921 ft)
Brier Shark Distribution