Data about <i>Somniosus microcephalus</i>

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Distribution

Data about <i>Somniosus microcephalus</i>
  • Geographic distribution
    A description of the geographic distribution, or range, of the taxon. Includes descriptions of global, regional, or political aspects of range and whether the taxon is native or introduced in portions of the range and endemicity.
    http://rs.tdwg.org/ontology/voc/SPMInfoItems#Distribution
Geographic distribution
Additional detail Azores Exclusive Economic Zone World Register of Marine Species  
Additional detail Belgian Exclusive Economic Zone World Register of Marine Species  
Additional detail Davis Strait World Register of Marine Species  
Additional detail European waters (ERMS scope) World Register of Marine Species  
Additional detail FAO fishing area 18 World Register of Marine Species  
Additional detail FAO fishing area 21 World Register of Marine Species  
Additional detail Gulf of Maine World Register of Marine Species  
Additional detail Gulf of Mexico World Register of Marine Species  
Additional detail Gulf of St. Lawrence World Register of Marine Species  
Additional detail Gulf of St. Lawrence World Register of Marine Species  
Additional detail Hudson Strait World Register of Marine Species  
Additional detail Madeiran Exclusive Economic Zone World Register of Marine Species  
Additional detail North West Atlantic World Register of Marine Species  
Additional detail Portuguese Exclusive Economic Zone World Register of Marine Species  
Additional detail South Africa (country) World Register of Marine Species  
Additional detail Spanish Exclusive Economic Zone World Register of Marine Species  
Additional detail Swedish Exclusive Economic Zone World Register of Marine Species  
Additional detail Ungava Bay World Register of Marine Species  
Additional detail United Kingdom Exclusive Economic Zone World Register of Marine Species  
Additional detail Wimereux World Register of Marine Species  
  • Latitude
    The geographic latitude (in decimal degrees, using the spatial reference system given in geodeticDatum) of the geographic center of a Location. Positive values are north of the Equator, negative values are south of it. Legal values lie between -90 and 90, inclusive.
    http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/decimalLatitude
Latitude min
Additional detail -54.8 degrees OBIS Environmental Information  
max Additional detail 85 degrees OBIS Environmental Information  
  • Longitude
    The geographic longitude (in decimal degrees, using the spatial reference system given in geodeticDatum) of the geographic center of a Location. Positive values are east of the Greenwich Meridian, negative values are west of it. Legal values lie between -180 and 180, inclusive.
    http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/decimalLongitude
Longitude min
Additional detail -82.9 degrees OBIS Environmental Information  
max Additional detail 178.8 degrees OBIS Environmental Information  

Ecology

Data about <i>Somniosus microcephalus</i>
Habitat
Additional detail marine habitat
  • Marine habitat
    A habitat that is in or on a sea or ocean containing high concentrations of dissolved salts and other total dissolved solids (typically >35 grams dissolved salts per litre).
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000569
IUCN  
Habitat
Additional detail bay Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail coastal water Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail continental shelf
  • Continental shelf
    The extended perimeter of each continent, which is covered during interglacial periods such as the current epoch by relatively shallow sea.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000223
Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail cut
  • Cut
    An excavation of the Earth's surface to provide passage for a road, railway, canal, etc.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000474
Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail estuarine biome
  • Estuarine biome
    Expressions of the estuarine biome occur at wide lower courses of a rivers where they flow into a sea. Estuaries experience tidal flows and their water is a changing mixture of fresh and salt.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_01000020
Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail estuary
  • Estuary
    A semi-enclosed coastal body of water with one or more rivers or streams flowing into it, and with a free connection to the open sea.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000045
Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail intertidal zone
  • Intertidal zone
    The area of the foreshore and seabed that is exposed to the air at low tide and submerged at high tide, i.e., the area between tide marks.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000316
Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail marine habitat
  • Marine habitat
    A habitat that is in or on a sea or ocean containing high concentrations of dissolved salts and other total dissolved solids (typically >35 grams dissolved salts per litre).
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000569
Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail mediterranean Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail pelagic zone Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail shore
  • Shore
    That part of the land in immediate contact with a body of water including the area between high and low water lines.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000304
Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail temperate Environments - EOL project  
Feeds on
Additional detail Arctic Cod Global Biotic Interactions  
Additional detail Harbor Seals Global Biotic Interactions  
Additional detail Harp Seal Global Biotic Interactions  
Additional detail Narwhal Global Biotic Interactions  
Additional detail Ringed Seal Global Biotic Interactions  
Additional detail Vertebrata Global Biotic Interactions  
Water depth max
Additional detail 3,100 m OBIS Environmental Information  
min Additional detail 46 m OBIS Environmental Information  
Water nitrate concentration min
Additional detail 13.19 µmol/L OBIS Environmental Information  
max Additional detail 31.29 µmol/L OBIS Environmental Information  
Water temperature min
Additional detail 2.02 degrees Celsius OBIS Environmental Information  
max Additional detail 8.73 degrees Celsius OBIS Environmental Information  
Water silicate concentration max
Additional detail 48.79 µmol/L OBIS Environmental Information  
min Additional detail 7.73 µmol/L OBIS Environmental Information  
Water phosphate concentration min
Additional detail 0.92 µmol/L OBIS Environmental Information  
max Additional detail 2.51 µmol/L OBIS Environmental Information  
Water dissolved O2 concentration min
Additional detail 4.02 mL/L OBIS Environmental Information  
max Additional detail 6.39 mL/L OBIS Environmental Information  
Water O2 saturation min
Additional detail 54.98 percent OBIS Environmental Information  
max Additional detail 89.76 percent OBIS Environmental Information  
Water salinity min
Additional detail 34.06 PSU OBIS Environmental Information  
max Additional detail 35.5 PSU OBIS Environmental Information  

Conservation

Data about <i>Somniosus microcephalus</i>
Iucn red list category
Additional detail near threatened
  • Near threatened
    A taxon is Near Threatened when it has been evaluated against the criteria but does not qualify for Critically Endangered, Endangered or Vulnerable now, but is close to qualifying for or is likely to qualify for a threatened category in the near future.
    http://eol.org/schema/terms/nearThreatened
IUCN  
Population trend
Additional detail Unknown IUCN  

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