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Distribution: Atlantic, Indian and Pacific Oceans. No lateral teeth or barbels. Dorsal fin with or without spines. The 5 gill openings anterior to pectoral fin. Maximum length at 6.3 m, reported for Somniosus microcephalus. This family includes the smallest sharks in the world.

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Source: World Register of Marine Species

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