Goblin shark

Mitsukurina owstoni is found in the deep ocean, far below where the sun's light can reach at depths greater than 200 m.

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The Goblin shark lives in the bathydemersal, marine, depth range 30 - 1300 m , usually 270 - 960 m environment.

Range of the goblin shark (in blue) Sharks portal The goblin shark, Mitsukurina owstoni, is a deep-sea shark, the sole living species in the family Mitsukurinidae. More

The goblin shark was first described in 1898, by Jordan, as Mitsukurina. This genus has been synonymized with the fossil Scapanorhynchus described by Woodward, 1889. The relationship between the two genus has been debated. More

There are a lot of things about goblin sharks that scientists don't know. But one thing is undeniable - goblin sharks are not attractive. More

The following essay on the biology of the Goblin Shark was originally written as part of the shark book on which I am working; for reasons that I do not care to dwell upon, it had to be cut from my manuscript. More

The Goblin Shark is generally regarded as being quite rare. Only about 45 Goblin Sharks have been described in the scientific literature. More

The goblin shark, Mitsukurina owstoni (Jordan, 1898), is a bizarre, sinister-looking creature. Growing to a length of over 3.8 m, it has a soft, flabby body, pinkish-gray color, and has a peculiar, blade-like snout overhanging long, highly protruding jaws with with slender, fang-like teeth. More

By any standard, the Goblin Shark is a bizarre creature. More

The Goblin shark is a rarely-seen, slow-swimming shark. This shark's snout is quite unusual; it is long, flat, and very pointed. The jaws can protrude during eating, giving the goblin a very unusual look. More

The very strange-looking Goblin Shark has a distinctively shaped snout and an impressive array of long, pointed teeth. The fish however is found in deeper water and poses no threat to people. More

The Goblin shark has soft, pale, pink-grey skin (paler on the belly), low, rounded fins and a long, asymmetrical tail fin. Its jaws can project open quickly in order to catch prey. More

Goblin Shark pictures on this page. To view a picture of a Goblin Shark click on the thumbnails below. Once you are viewing a picture, use the thumbnails below it to navigate to other Goblin Shark pictures. More

goblin shark eat its food? Read answer... How does a goblin shark protect it's self? Read answer... What color is a goblin shark? Read answer... More

While the goblin shark is well adapted for its deep-sea habitat, some people have referred to this fish as “the ugliest living shark.” Still others liken it to an alien from outer space. Its mostly pink body contains soft, flabby flesh. More

the goblin shark is one of the more... (more) Description: With its long protrusible jaws, the goblin shark is one of the more terrifying things you hope never to come across in the ocean. More

is a goblin shark its just that its jaw is not extended its jaw extends when it goes for prey. it shoots out to grab fish. RavenWizard7 (1 month ago) Show Hide 0 Marked as spamReply Actually, it IS a Goblin Shark. More

Article about the deep-water Goblin Shark, know for its distinctive shovel-like snout, flabby body, and a tail with a weakly developed lower lobe. www.amonline.net.au/fishes/fishfacts/fish/mowstoni. More

The Goblin shark has a shovel-like snout, flabby... More

Common names

Elfin shark in English
Elphin shark in English
Goblin shark in English
Hiisihai in Finnish (suomen kieli)
Japanese neushaai in Dutch (Nederlands)
Japanischer nasenhai in German (Deutsch)
Kabouterhaai in Afrikaans
Kabouterhaai in Dutch (Nederlands)
Kärsähai in Finnish (suomen kieli)
Koboldhaai in Dutch (Nederlands)
Koboldhai in German (Deutsch)
Lensuháfur in Icelandic (Íslenska)
Mitsukurina owstoni in Italian (Italiano)
Mitsukurina owstoni in Spanish (español)
Mitsukurizame in Japanese (日本語)
Nasenhai in German (Deutsch)
Näshaj in Swedish (Svenska)
Næsehaj in Danish (dansk)
Nesehai in Norwegian (Norsk)
Neushaai in Dutch (Nederlands)
Žralok škriatok in Czech (česky)
Žralok šotek in Czech (česky)
Requin lutin in French (français)
Schoffelneushaai in Dutch (Nederlands)
Squalo folletto in Italian (Italiano)
Squalo goblin in Italian (Italiano)
Tauró follet in Catalan (Català)
Teguzame in Japanese (日本語)
Tenguzame in Japanese (日本語)
Teppichhai in German (Deutsch)
Tiburón duende in Spanish (español)
Troldhaj in Danish (dansk)
Trollhaj in Swedish (Svenska)
Tubarão-demónio in Portuguese (Português)
Tubarão-duende in Portuguese (Português)
Tubarão-gnomo in Portuguese (Português)
Zoozame in Japanese (日本語)
Žralok Owstonov in Slovak (slovenčina)
Žralok škriatok in Czech (česky)
Žralok šotek in Czech (česky)
Акула-домовой in Russian (русский язык)
欧氏尖吻鲨 in Mandarin Chinese
歐氏尖吻鯊 in Mandarin Chinese

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Order : Lamniformes
Family : Mitsukurinidae
Genus : Mitsukurina
Species : Mitsukurina owstoni
Authority : Jordan, 1898