Southern Sleeper Shark

Somniosus pacificus
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Quick Facts

Scientific name Somniosus pacificus
Other names Pacific Sleeper Shark, Sleeper Shark, Whitley's Sleeper Shark
Size Up to 4.8 m (15.7 ft)
Weight Over 888 kg (1,957 lb)


Habitat & AU Distribution Deepsea waters on or near the bottom amongst seamounts
Depth Range 300 - 1,440 m (984 - 4,724 ft)
Southern Sleeper Shark Distribution