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Bluntnose Sixgill Shark
Scientific Name:
Hexanchus griseus
Family Name:
5 to 16.5 feet
1,300 pounds
Either gray, olive green or brown on the upper side, fading to a paler underside.
large fish like other sharks, billfish, dolphin, flounder, spurdogs, rays, and cod, crabs, shrimp and smaller fish.
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Bluntnose Sixgill Shark

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Bluntnose Sixgill Shark Description
  The Bluntnose Sixgill shark is a primitive, common, and distinctive shark that has six gills on each side of the body (most sharks have five pairs on each side of the face). These sharks are also known as the Cow shark, the Grey shark, the mud shark and the Bulldog shark. They have a single (and small) dorsal fin near the end of the body, a blunt snout, and small eyes in front of the mouth.

They are gray-brown in color and are paler underneath. It has a toxic liver but edible flesh. It is fished by man for its oil and meat.

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