Scientific Name
Hexanchus griseus  
Hexanchus griseus灰六鰓鯊
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author (Bonnaterre, 1788) Depth 0 - 2000M
Chinese 灰六鰓鯊 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 六鰓鯊科 Economic Fish Yes 
Family F032 Hexanchidae Edible Fish Yes  Chinese In Mainland China 灰六鰓鯊 
Max Length 482 cm  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 灰六鰓鮫、六鰓沙 
Distribution in World global   Distribution in Taiwan North East 
Habitats Ocean、Deep Sea、Coastal  Holotype Locality [La Méditerranée] France, Northwestern Mediterranean Sea 
Synonyms Hexanchus corinum, Hexanchus corinus, Hexanchus griseus australis, Monopterinus griseus, Notidanus griseus, Notidanus monge, Notidanus vulgaris, Squalus griseus, Squalus vacca   
Reference 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);中國動物誌-圓口綱及軟骨魚綱(朱等, 2001);FAO Species Catalogue, Vol.4 Sharks of the world  Compagno, L.J.V. 1984 Compagno, L.J.V. 1984 沈世傑 編 Shih-Chieh Shen ed. 1993 朱元鼎, 孟慶聞 等編 2001 
Specimen List ASIZP0801544. ASIZP0911544. NMMBP06439.  
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Common Name Six-gilled shark; Sixgilled shark; Sixgill shark; Sixgill cow shark; Six-gill shark; Atlantic mud shark; Atlantic mudshark; Cow shark; Brown shark; Bull shark; Bull dog shark; Bluntnose sixgill shark; Gray shark; Grey shark; Mud shark 
Redlist Status LR/nt IUCN Redlist: Lower Risk/near threatened(LR/nt)  2000-06-30   
Characteristic A big-sized, heavy-bodied, broad-headed six gill shark. Body rather stout. Head rounded to bluntly pointed. Eyes small. Lower jaw usually with 6 rows of large, comblike teeth on each side, these with relatively short cusps. Dorsal fin close to upper caudal origin, caudal peduncle short and stout. Distance from dorsal fin insertion to upper caudal origin about equal or slightly greater than length of dorsal base.
habitats A marine and benthic or pelagic species. Live on the continental and insular shelves and upper slopes. A deepwater, sluggish but strong swimming shark. Ovoviviparous, number of embryos very large, 22-108. Maximum total length at least 482 cm. Females mat 
Distribution Western Atlantic from north Carolina to Florida, USA, northern Gulf of Mexico, Cuba, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Venezuela, southern Brazil to northern Argentina. Eastern Atlantic from Iceland, Norway to Senegal. Indian Ocean including off South Africa, southe 
Utility Usually taken by line gear, gill-net, traps and pelagic and bottom trawls. Utilized fresh, frozen, dried salted for human consumption.