Sevengill shark

Notorynchus cepedianus

  • Rare
  • Demersal (135 m to 570 m)
  • Length to 3 m (10 feet)
  • Sandy grey to reddish brown, with scattered round black spots
  • Seven gill slits on each side
  • In upper jaw most teeth have one dominating cusp curved inward. Teeth in lower jaw have a series of cusps.

Everyone that encounters a Basking Shark, Bluntnose Sixgill Shark, Tope Shark, or any other shark species in BC (with the exception of North Pacific Spiny Dogfish) is encouraged to document and report the encounter to DFO.