Somniosus microcephalus was reported from 20 countries/islands


Table 1: the species is currently present in 17 of them (endemic, native, introduced);
Table 2: possible in 1 of them (stray, questionable);
Table 3: absent from 2 of them (extirpated, not established, misidentification, error).
Table 4: all reports listed together.

Distribution: Arctic and North Atlantic: Canadian Arctic at Resolute Bay to Baffin Bay, southward in western Atlantic to Cape Cod, eastward to Greenland, Iceland, Arctic Ocean off Svalbard and Franz Josef Land, and the Barents and White Seas southward in the eastern Atlantic to the Kattegat and west of Ireland; rare records known farther south as well as in the Arctic..
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Table 1: Present in 17 countries/islands (endemic, native, introduced)
Continent Country Occurrence Main Ref.
Europe Belgium BEL native 247
North America Canada CAN native 58426
Europe Denmark DNK native 247
Europe Faeroe Is. FRO native 10953
Europe France FRA native 247
Europe Germany DEU native 247
North America Greenland GRL native 247
Europe Iceland ISL native 12462
Europe Ireland IRL native 247
Europe Netherlands NLD native 247
Europe Norway NOR native 247
Europe Portugal PRT native 247
Europe Russia RUS native 247
Europe Spain ESP native 247
Europe Sweden SWE native 30402
Europe UK GBR native 247
North America USA USA native 247

Table 2: Possible in 1 country/island (stray, questionable)
Continent Country Occurrence Main Ref.
North America Alaska ALK questionable 11366

Table 3: Absent from 2 country/island (extirpated, not established, misidentification, error)
Continent Country Occurrence Main Ref.
Subantarctica Kerguelen Is. KGN misidentification 45488
Africa South Africa ZAF misidentification 50224

Table 4: Reported from 20 countries/islands.
Continent Country Occurrence Main Ref.
North America Alaska ALK questionable 11366
Europe Belgium BEL native 247
North America Canada CAN native 58426
Europe Denmark DNK native 247
Europe Faeroe Is. FRO native 10953
Europe France FRA native 247
Europe Germany DEU native 247
North America Greenland GRL native 247
Europe Iceland ISL native 12462
Europe Ireland IRL native 247
Subantarctica Kerguelen Is. KGN misidentification 45488
Europe Netherlands NLD native 247
Europe Norway NOR native 247
Europe Portugal PRT native 247
Europe Russia RUS native 247
Africa South Africa ZAF misidentification 50224
Europe Spain ESP native 247
Europe Sweden SWE native 30402
Europe UK GBR native 247
North America USA USA native 247
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European Union's Seventh Programme for research, technological development and demonstration under grant agreement No 226874

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