Scientific Name
Mitsukurina owstoni  
Mitsukurina owstoni歐氏尖吻鯊
by: ©Matsuura, Keiichi
Author Jordan, 1898 Depth 30 - 1300M
Chinese 歐氏尖吻鯊 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 尖吻鯊科 Economic Fish Yes 
Family F017 Mitsukurinidae Edible Fish Yes  Chinese In Mainland China 歐氏尖吻鯊 
Max Length 385 cm  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 大沙、劍吻鯊、歐氏尖吻鮫 
Distribution in World global   Distribution in Taiwan East 
Habitats Ocean、Deep Sea、Coastal  Holotype Locality Misaki, Sagami Sea, near Yokohama, Japan, Western North Pacific 
Synonyms Odontaspis nasutus, Scapanorhynchus dofleini, Scapanorhynchus jordani, Scapanorhynchus mitsukurii, Scapanorhynchus owstoni   
Reference Fishbase(2005)  Jordan, D. S. 1898 Uyeno, T., K. Nakamura, etc. 1976 Last, P.R. etc. 1994 Yano, K., M. Miya, M. Aizawa, etc. 2007 
Specimen List ASIZP0065068. ASIZP0070657. ASIZP0801344. ASIZP0911344.  
Barcode2008-03-24,Kui-Ching Hsu,CO1,100%
Common Name Goblin shark 
Redlist Status   2004-04-30   
Characteristic This is an unmistakable shark. Snout extremely elongated, blade-like and flattened. Eyes length 1.0-2.4 % of precaudal length. Length of 1st gill opening 4.6-5.9 % of precaudal length. Position of all gill opening anterior to pectoral-fin bases. Internal gill slits without gill rakers. Jaws strongly protrusable to about opposite snout tip but not greately distensible laterally. Caudal peduncle compressed and without lateral keels or precaudal pits. Pectoral fins short and broad. Pelvic fins large, larger than dorsal fins. Caudal fin not lunate, dorsal lobe long but half length of rest of shark or less, ventral lobe no developed. Total vertebral count 122-125, precaudal count 53-56.
habitats This is a poorly known, bottom-dwelling shark. Most records are on or near the continental slops in depth between 270 and 960 m but down to at least 1300 m. Very little is known about its biology. Maximum total length at least 384 cm. Size at birth unkno 
Distribution Western Atlantic including Guinea, Surinam, French Guyana. Eastern Atlantic including France (Bay of Biscay), Madeira, Portugal, Senegal, Gulf of Guinea, South Africa (Western Cape). Western Indian Ocean including South Africa and Mozambique. Western Paci 
Utility This species taken as bycatch of deepwater trawl fisheries and sometimes taken with deepwater longlines, deep-set gill nets. Utilized as fresh or dries-salted for human consumption.