Elasmobranchii (sharks and rays) > Squaliformes
(Sleeper and dogfish sharks) > Somniosidae
Etymology: Scymnodon: scymnus, an ancient name for some kind of shark, derived from a Greek word meaning young animal, cub or whelp; odon (Gr.), tooth, referring to large, triangular cutting teeth on lower jaw of S. ringens. (See ETYFish); ichiharai: In honor of marine biologist (specializing in whales) Tadayoshi Ichihara (d. 1981), Tokai University (Tokyo, Japan), who suggested that the authors study this shark. (See ETYFish).
More on authors: Yano & Tanaka.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; bathypelagic; depth range 500 - 800 m (Ref. 31249). Deep-water
Indo-West Pacific: Japan (Ref. 31249) and India (Ref. 118627).
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Ovoviviparous (Ref. 205).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Distinct pairing with embrace (Ref. 205).
Yano, K and S. Tanaka, 1984. Review of the deep sea squaloid shark genus Scymnodon of Japan, with a description of a new species. Jap. J. Ichthyol. 30(4):341-360. (Ref. 31249)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 125652)
Threat to humans
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82804
= 0.7500 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00389 (0.00169 - 0.00897), b=3.13 (2.94 - 3.32), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 4.2 ±0.7 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): Low, minimum population doubling time 4.5 - 14 years (Fec assumed to be <100).
Fishing Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Very high vulnerability (84 of 100).