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BLUTNOSE SIXGILL
(Hexanchus griseus)




Order: Hexanchiformes (6+ species)
Family: Hexanchidae (4+ species)


Identification:
Grey or tan skin, sometimes has dark spots on the sides. It has a light coloured lateral line ( defined by a prominent line usually through the middle of a fish, a system of sensory organs used to detect electrical impulses in the water). Large and heavy upper body, broad head and ventral mouth. Six rows of comb like teeth. Small dark eyes

Size Range:
Max:
Female:16ft
Male: 11 ft


Distribution:
Circumglobal in temperate and tropical waters. Surface to at least 2,500 m or 3,000 m. Adults generally live below 91 meters.


Habitat:
Juveniles tend to live in shallow waters, adults found in a wide range of depths and habitats.  Most are found cruising a meter or so from the bottom, or lying there.

Behavior:
A slow, strong swimmer. May occur alone or in groups. Adults are docile around people, younger sharks aggressive when captured.

Reproduction:
Ovoviparity (the eggs hatch inside the body with the embryos remaining in the female's body until the end of gestation). Litters consisting of 22-108 pups will be born. Believed that males gently grab females near the gills during courtship but has not been observed.

Feeding:
Cephalopods, fishes when they are young. Late on in life they start consuming seals, sea lions and even whales.  They feed nocturnally and ambush prey from a close range.

Population Status:
IUNC List: Near Threatened

Life span:
Live up to 80+ years
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ilbv Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I just want to make sure and get it jotted down in my reference and nores journal. Do you guys accept Voracious Works?
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ilbv Jan 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
awesome! thank you
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RandomDragon0412 Sep 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
would you please put this in your group? [link]
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