A rare species (Ref. 26346) found on outer continental shelves and upper slopes (Ref. 247). Probably feeds on deepwater bottom fishes and invertebrates (Ref. 247). Ovoviviparous (Ref. 205), length at birth 21-28 cm TL (Ref. 26346). Utilized as fishmeal and possibly as food fish (Ref. 247).
- Yano, K., J.D. Stevens and L.J.V. Compagno 2004 A review of the systematics of the sleeper shark genus Somniosus with redescriptions of Somniosus (Somniosus) antarcticus and Somniosus (Rhinoscymnus) longus (Squaliformes: Somniosidae). Ichthyol. Res. 51:360-373. (Ref. 50224) http://www.fishbase.org/references/FBRefSummary.php?id=50224&speccode=138
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