Somniosidae

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Somniosus microcephalus

The Somniosidae are a family of sharks in the order Squaliformes. They are commonly known as sleeper sharks,[1] because of their slow swimming. They have a low activity level, and seem to have a non-aggressive nature.[2][3]

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  1. Froese, Rainer, and Daniel Pauly, eds. (2011). "Somniosidae" in FishBase. February 2011 version.
  2. Erin McCarthy (December 18, 2014). "7 Cool Facts About Greenland Sharks". MentalFloss.com. Retrieved August 17, 2016.
  3. Bruce A. Wright (December 8, 2000). "Sleeper Sharks not so sleepy". Arctic Science Journeys, University of Alaska Fairbanks. Retrieved August 17, 2016.