Greenland shark

Superficially, the frilled shark resembles a dark brown or grey eel, but the six gill slits identify it as a shark.

The Greenland shark lives in the bathydemersal, marine, depth range 0 - 1570 m , usually 120 - 1280 m environment.

As its name indicates, the Greenland shark is found around Greenland, but it also exists in other parts of the North Atlantic, such as near Iceland. More

Greenland sharks are deep-water sharks, living at depths up to 2,000 m(6,600 ft), but information has shown that they do inhabit shallower water as they have been filmed in depths as shallow as 8 m(24 ft) in the St Lawrence River . More

stomachs of a few Greenland sharks have even been found to contain pieces from reindeer, horses, and even parts of a polar bear. An entire reindeer, minus its antlers, was found in the stomach contents of one Greenland shark. More

" In spite of its small head, the Greenland shark is a large, robust shark that reaches up to 6.5 m in length and weighs up to 900 kg. It has a short, rounded snout, small eyes, and small but sharp teeth. More

Greenland Shark Photos - A Large Shark That Inhabits Cold Waters - Top Right Solid Corner The Greenland shark, Somniosus microcephalus, is a large shark native to the waters of the North Atlantic Ocean around Greenland and Iceland, but can occasionally More

However, studies show the Greenland shark can probably detect light. More

Greenland shark can probably detect light. The copepod is a whitish-yellow creature that was said to be bioluminescent, but this was proven false by American shark parasitologist George Benz. More

The Greenland Shark is one of the most interesting and still somewhat of a mystery for biologists. As one of the largest sharks in the world, it rivals the Great White in size, although it is not as aggressive. Growing to over 6. More

The Greenland Shark is a sluggish and mysterious deep-sea fish. It only lives in the Arctic seas, and unlike many sharks, it can swim at depths of over 6,000 feet. More

The only place to reliably dive with Greenland Sharks is in a few small bays around Baie Comeau in Quebec, Canada. Silvain Sirois leads trips during the summer months that have a good rate of success but sometimes the sharks show up late in the season or leave early. More

The Greenland shark is the second biggest shark in the North Atlantic. Unlike most sharks it stays in polar waters years round. It can be 7 meters long, weighing over a ton. It is most common on depths between 200 and 600 meters. More

The Greenland shark is typically found in the Northern Atlantic and Arctic regions. It has been reported as far east as France and Portugal, as far west as the Gulf of St. Lawrence, and as far south as Cape Cod and North Carolina. More

Do the eyes of the Greenland shark glow in the dark? Do they really stalk caribou drinking at the mouths of Arctic rivers? These are only a few tales told about the Arctic More

The Greenland shark is the largest member of the Somniosidae family. It is the second largest* carnivorous shark after the great white and it is the largest Arctic fish. Its range extends from the Arctic to Georgia. More

The Greenland shark is notable for its small dorsal fins, without spines, the second dorsal being of about the same size as the first, and for small pectorals hardly larger than the pelvics, coupled with the absence of an anal fin and with a tail More

The Greenland shark is a large coldwater shark often found at great depths. The teeth on the upper jaw are narrow, pointed, smooth edged and not particularly large, while the teeth on the lower jaw are larger and broader with strongly oblique cusps. More

unique kills are the work of Greenland sharks feeding on the seals. Sable shark kill 1.jpg (35907 bytes) Sable shark kill 2. More

The Greenland shark is one of the few sharks found in polar waters year-round. Because of its lethargic nature, the Greenland shark is also known as the sleeper shark. More

Common names

Chlamida in Polish (polski)
clámide in Spanish (español)
Cobra in Portuguese (Português)
Fırfırlı köpek balığı in Turkish (Türkçe)
Franjehaai in Dutch (Nederlands)
frill shark in English
Frill-gilled shark in English
frilled shark in English
Frilletjieshaai in Afrikaans
Greenland shark in English
Gyvatryklinės in Lithuanian (lietuvių kalba)
Kaulushai in Finnish (suomen kieli)
Koluma ŝarko in Esperanto
Kragehai in Norwegian (Norsk)
Kragenhai in German (Deutsch)
Kråshaj in Swedish (Svenska)
Krausenhai in German (Deutsch)
Kravehaj in Danish (dansk)
Lizard shark in English
Mantelhai in Estonian (Eesti keel)
Płaszczak in Polish (polski)
Rabuka in Japanese (日本語)
Žralok okružnatý in Czech (česky)
Requin lézard in French (français)
Scaffold shark in English
Silk shark in English
Squalo serpente in Italian (Italiano)
Tauró serp in Catalan (Català)
Tiburón anguila in Spanish (español)
Tiburón anguilla in Spanish (español)
tiburón lagarto in Spanish (español)
Tubarao in Portuguese (Português)
Tubarão-cobra in Portuguese (Português)
Žralok okružnatý in Czech (česky)
акула плащеносная in Russian (русский язык)
плащеносец in Russian (русский язык)
Плащеносная акула in Russian (русский язык)
ラブカ in Japanese (日本語)
拟鳗鲛 in Mandarin Chinese
擬鰻鮫 in Mandarin Chinese
棘沙 in Mandarin Chinese
皱鳃鲨 in Mandarin Chinese
皺鰓鯊 in Mandarin Chinese
주름상어 in Korean (한국어)

Order : Hexanchiformes
Family : Chlamydoselachidae
Genus : Chlamydoselachus
Species : Chlamydoselachus anguineus
Authority : Garman, 1884