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Kingdom Animalia  
 Phylum Chordata  
 Class Chondrichthyes  
 Order Hexanchiformes  
 Family Hexanchidae  
 Genus Notorynchus  
  Notorynchus cepedianus  (Péron, 1807) 
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Synonyms:Heptanchus indicusHeptanchus pectorosusHeptrachias pectorosusHeptranchias cepedianusHeptranchias haswelliHeptranchias pectorosusHeptranchias spilotusNotidanus feroxNotidanus indicusNotidanus medinaeNotidanus wolniczkyi details
Citation: 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);中國動物誌-圓口綱及軟骨魚綱(朱等, 2001);FAO Species Catalogue, Vol.4 Sharks of the world
Character: A large-sized, broad-headed, small-eyed seven-gilled shark. Head bluntly pointed, with 7 pairs of gill slits on both sides of head. Eyes small. Mouth wide. Jaws with large lower comblike teeth, which is high and short, with mesial serrations, a low cusp, and 5 or 6 distal cusplets in adults. Caudal peduncle short, distance from dorsal fin insertion to upper caudal origin about equal to the length of dorsal fin base. Body usually possess numerous small black spots. 
Habitat: A benthic, neritic species. Live on the continental shelves. Ovoviviparous, litter size large, up to 82 young. Maximum size about 290 cm un TL. Size at birth estimated to be about 45-53 cm. Males maturing at 150-180 cm and females at 192-208 cm. 
Distribution: Western South Atlantic from southern Brazil to northern Argentina. Eastern South Atlantic and Western Indian Ocean from Namibia, southern Africa to India. Western Pacific from southern Japan to the Koreas, China, Taiwan, Australia, and New Zealand. Easter 
Utility: A rare species in Taiwan area, sometimes taken by bottom longline or bottom trawls. Flesh utilized as fresh for human consumption. 
Name Code: 383120
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