The bluntnose sixgill shark (Hexanchus griseus), often simply called the cow shark, is the largest hexanchoid shark, growing to 26 ft (7.9 m) in length. It is found in tropical and temperate waters worldwide and its diet is widely varied by region.
Hexanchus corinum, Hexanchus corinus, Monopterhinus griseus, Monopterinus griseus, Notidanus griseus, Notidanus monge, Notidanus vulgaris, Squalus griseus, Squalus vacca
|Albania||Peshkagen kokeshtypur, Peshkaqeni kokështypur, Peshkaqen kokeshtypur|
Largely caught as a bycatch of other fisheries, this is also a valuable food and sports fish that appears very vulnerable to overfishing, unable to sustain intensive, targeted fisheries for long periods. Some regional populations have been severely depleted, e.g. in the Northeast Pacific. However, population and fisheries data are lacking from many regions.