No specific information about the longevity of Somniosus microcephalus exists. Some scientists speculate that these sharks may live in excess of 100 years. ("Greenland Shark, Elasmobranch Research, and Education Group", 2005)
This article is unpublished.
Appears under "Life Expectancy"
©1995-2008, The Regents of the University of Michigan and its licensors
© The Regents of the University of Michigan and its licensors
Animal Diversity Web
Mills, P. and K. Wehrly. 2006. "Somniosus microcephalus" (On-line), Animal Diversity Web. Accessed May 31, 2009 at http://animaldiversity.ummz.umich.edu/site/accounts/information/Somniosus_microcephalus.html.
Become part of the EOL community—sign up for the EOL Newsletter today
Become part of the EOL community!
Join EOL now
Already a member?
Visit the Biodiversity Heritage Library