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Family: Hexanchidae Cow sharks



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Photo by Vaske Jr., T.

Circumglobal in tropical
Max. Length 140 cm TL
Heptranchias perlo (Bonnaterre, 1788)

Photo by Vaske Jr., T.
 
Heptranchias perlo
[Sharpnose sevengill shark]

Photo by Murch, A.

Circumglobal
Max. Length 482 cm TL
Hexanchus griseus (Bonnaterre, 1788)

Photo by Murch, A.
 
Hexanchus griseus
[Bluntnose sixgill shark]

Photo by Murch, A.

Wide-ranging, patchily di
Max. Length 180 cm TL
Hexanchus nakamurai Teng, 1962

Photo by Murch, A.
 
Hexanchus nakamurai
[Bigeyed sixgill shark]

Photo by Murch, A.

Circumglobal
Max. Length 300 cm TL
Notorynchus cepedianus (Péron, 1807)

Photo by Murch, A.
 
Notorynchus cepedianus
[Broadnose sevengill shark]



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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Heptranchias perlo Sharpnose sevengill shark Circumglobal in tropical 140 TL 1788
Hexanchus griseus Bluntnose sixgill shark Circumglobal 482 TL 1788
Hexanchus nakamurai Bigeyed sixgill shark Wide-ranging, patchily di 180 TL 1962
Notorynchus cepedianus Broadnose sevengill shark Circumglobal 300 TL 1807



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