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 aquatic habitat Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail bay Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail bay Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail carcass Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail coast
  • Coast
    The general region of indefinite width that extends from the sea inland to the first major change in terrain features.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000303
Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail coast
  • Coast
    The general region of indefinite width that extends from the sea inland to the first major change in terrain features.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000303
Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail coast
  • Coast
    The general region of indefinite width that extends from the sea inland to the first major change in terrain features.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000303
Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail coast
  • Coast
    The general region of indefinite width that extends from the sea inland to the first major change in terrain features.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000303
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 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 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 fjord
  • Fjord
    A long and narrow sea inlet with high steeply sloped walled sides. A fjord is a landform created during a period of glaciation.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000039
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 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 biome
  • Marine biome
    An aquatic biome that comprises systems of open-ocean and unprotected coastal habitats, characterized by exposure to wave action, tidal fluctuation, and ocean currents as well as systems that largely resemble these. Water in the marine biome is generally within the salinity range of seawater: 30 to 38 ppt.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000447
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
IUCN  
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
IRMNG  
Additional detail ocean
  • Ocean
    Continuous saline-water bodies that surround the continents and fill the Earth's great depressions.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000015
Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail pelagic zone Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail river
  • River
    Natural freshwater surface streams of considerable volume and a permanent or seasonal flow, moving in a definite channel toward a sea, lake, or another river; any large streams, or ones larger than brooks or creeks, such as the trunk stream and larger branches of a drainage system.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000022
Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail river mouth
  • River mouth
    The end of a stream where it enters a standing water body such as a lake, sea or ocean.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000386
Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail saline water 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 slope
  • Slope
    The part of an elevation or depression between the relatively flat surrounding area and the peak of a mount or the bottom of a depression.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00002000
Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail slope
  • Slope
    The part of an elevation or depression between the relatively flat surrounding area and the peak of a mount or the bottom of a depression.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00002000
Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail temperate Environments - EOL project  
  • Interacts with
    an organism has an effect on another organism in the community.
    http://eol.org/schema/terms/interactsWith
Interacts with
Additional detail Arctic Cod GloBI  
Additional detail Harbor Seals GloBI  
Additional detail Harp Seal GloBI  
Additional detail Narwhal GloBI  
Additional detail Ommatokoita elongata GloBI  
Additional detail Ringed Seal GloBI  
Additional detail Vertebrates GloBI  
Feeds on
Additional detail Alligator Poacher GloBI  
Additional detail American Plaice GloBI  
Additional detail Arctic Cod GloBI  
Additional detail Arctic Cod GloBI  
Additional detail Atlantic Halibut GloBI  
Additional detail Atlantic Herring GloBI  
Additional detail Atlantic Hookear Sculpin GloBI  
Additional detail Bearded Seal GloBI  
Additional detail Bearded Seal GloBI  
Additional detail Bigeye Sculpin GloBI  
Additional detail Boreoatlantic Gonate Squid GloBI  
Additional detail Bristle Worms GloBI  
Additional detail Capelin GloBI  
Additional detail Careproctus GloBI  
Additional detail Cod GloBI  
Additional detail Cod GloBI  
Additional detail Cod GloBI  
Additional detail Common Ling GloBI  
Additional detail Common Northern Comb Jelly GloBI  
Additional detail Crevice Brittlestar GloBI  
Additional detail Dab GloBI  
Additional detail Eel Pout GloBI  
Additional detail Euphysa flammea GloBI  
Additional detail Gelatinous Seasnail GloBI  
Additional detail Gorgonocephalus GloBI  
Additional detail Haddock GloBI  
Additional detail Haddock GloBI  
Additional detail Harbor Seals GloBI  
Additional detail Harp Seal GloBI  
Additional detail Hyas GloBI  
Additional detail Large Argentine GloBI  
Additional detail Lumpsucker GloBI  
Additional detail Lumpsucker GloBI  
Additional detail Mertensia ovum GloBI  
Additional detail Minke Whale GloBI  
Additional detail Mock Halibut GloBI  
Additional detail Mock Halibut GloBI  
Additional detail Montagu's Sea Snail GloBI  
Additional detail Moon Jellyfish GloBI  
Additional detail Narwhal GloBI  
Additional detail Northern Shrimp GloBI  
Additional detail Northern Wolfish GloBI  
Additional detail Ophiura GloBI  
Additional detail Ophiura GloBI  
Additional detail Plaice GloBI  
Additional detail Polar Bear GloBI  
Additional detail Polar Sculpin GloBI  
Additional detail Pollock GloBI  
Additional detail Rat Fish GloBI  
Additional detail Ringed Seal GloBI  
Additional detail Ringed Seal GloBI  
Additional detail Rose Fish GloBI  
Additional detail Rose Fish GloBI  
Additional detail Rose Fish GloBI  
Additional detail Sea Squirts GloBI  
Additional detail Spiny Dogfish GloBI  
Additional detail Strongylocentrotus GloBI  
Additional detail Tusk GloBI  
Additional detail Vareigated Snaifish GloBI  
Additional detail Vertebrates GloBI  
Additional detail Wolf Fish GloBI  
Additional detail Wolf Fish GloBI  
Additional detail Wolf Fish GloBI  
  • Interacts with
    an organism has an effect on another organism in the community.
    http://eol.org/schema/terms/interactsWithreverse
Interacts with
Additional detail Arctic Cod GloBI  
Additional detail Greenland Shark GloBI  
Additional detail Greenland Shark GloBI  
Additional detail Harp Seal GloBI  
Additional detail Narwhal GloBI  
Additional detail Ringed Seal GloBI  
Additional detail Vertebrates GloBI  
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>
Population trend
Additional detail Unknown IUCN  
Extinction status
Additional detail extant IRMNG  

Relevance to Humans and Ecosystems

Data about <i>Somniosus microcephalus</i>
Conservation status
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  

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