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| Common names: shark (English), tiburón (Espanol) |
Echinorhinus cookei Pietschmann, 1928
Body robust, cylindrical; head depressed; teeth similar on both jaws, compressed and plate-like, each with 1 large point, adults with 3 additional small points at sides; 5 gill slits, last distinctly longer than the rest, all before pectoral; spiracles small, well behind eyes; both dorsal fins small, at rear of body, first originates behind origin of pelvic fin; pelvics large, at rear of body; no anal fin, tail fin strongly asymmetrical, lower lobe small, without notch under top tip; body densely covered with close-packed coarse, thorn-like denticles, none fused into plates with multiple points.
Uniform grey-white; white around snout and mouth.
Size: 400 cm.
Depth: 10-1100 m.
A subtropical to temperate Pacific species; in the eastern Pacific from Oregon to Chile (except the upper 2/3 of the Gulf of California), and Cocos, Malpelo and the Revillagigedos.