Western Atlantic: Greenland to Argentina. Eastern Atlantic: Iceland and and the Barents Sea to Western Sahara and the Canary Islands and in the Mediterranean and Black Seas (Ref. 247) and Angola to South Africa. Indo-Pacific. Reports from off New Guinea are doubtful (Ref. 6871). Records from North Pacific refer to Squalus suckleyi (Ref. 85328). Appendix II (northern hemisphere populations) of the Bonn Convention (2009).
- Compagno, L.J.V. 1984 FAO Species Catalogue. Vol. 4. Sharks of the world. An annotated and illustrated catalogue of shark species known to date. Part 1 - Hexanchiformes to Lamniformes. FAO Fish. Synop. 125(4/1):1-249. Rome: FAO. (Ref. 247) http://www.fishbase.org/references/FBRefSummary.php?id=247&speccode=88