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Mitsukurina is a genus of mackerel shark in the family Mitsukurinidae. It contains one extant species, the goblin shark (M. owstoni) and more extinct species. The genus was described by American ichthyologist David Starr Jordan in 1898.[1]



  1. ^ Jordan, D.S. (1898). "Description of a species of fish (Mitsukurina owstoni) from Japan, the type of a distinct family of lamnoid sharks". Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences (Series 3) Zoology 1 (6): 199–204. 


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