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The catshark genus Scyliorhinus (Chondrichthyes: Carcharhiniformes: Scyliorhinidae): taxonomy, morphology and distribution

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Author(s):
Soares, Karla D. A. [1] ; De Carvalho, Marcelo R.
Total Authors: 2
Affiliation:
[1] Univ Sao Paulo, Lab Ictiol, Dept Zool, Inst Biociencias, Rua Matao, Trav 14, 101, BR-05508900 Sao Paulo, SP - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 1
Document type: Journal article
Source: Zootaxa; v. 4601, n. 1, p. 1-147, MAY 7 2019.
Web of Science Citations: 0
Abstract

The catshark genus Scyliorhinus belongs to the family Scyliorhinidae, the most diverse family of sharks, and currently presents 16 valid species according to most modern accounts. The long history of taxonomic rearrangements and inaccurate descriptions of many species have contributed to misidentification of specimens and lack of information on the distributional range and diagnostic characters of its species. Species of Scyliorhinus are reviewed and redescribed here, with detailed descriptions on external morphology, neurocranium, claspers, dermal denticles, and tooth morphology provided for the first time for all species. Sixteen species are recognized as valid: Scyliorhinus boa (Goode \& Bean, 1896), S. cabofriensis Soares, Gomes \& de Carvalho, 2016, S. canicula (Linnaeus, 1758), S. capensis (Muller \& Henle, 1838), S. cervigoni Maurin \& Bonnet, 1970, S. comoroensis Compagno, 1988, S. duhamelii (Garman, 1913), S. garmani (Fowler, 1934), S. haeckelii (Miranda Ribeiro, 1907), S. hesperius Springer, 1966, S. meadi Springer, 1966, S. retifer (Garman, 1881), S. stellaris (Linnaeus, 1758), S. torazame (Tanaka, 1908), S. torrei Howell-Rivero, 1936, and S. ugoi Soares, Gomes \& Gadig, 2015. The main taxonomic decisions herein taken include the resurrection of S. duhamelii (previously a junior synonym of S. canicula) and the synonimization of S. tokubee with S. torazame. Information on geographic distribution was updated for most species, especially for those with wide ranges (S. canicula, S. haeckelii, S. retifer, and S. stellaris). (AU)

FAPESP's process: 15/21314-9 - Taxonomy and morphology of Western central Atlantic Scyliorhinus Blainville, 1816 (Chondrichthyes; Carcharhiniformes; Scyliorhinidae)
Grantee:Karla Diamantina de Araújo Soares
Support type: Scholarships abroad - Research Internship - Doctorate
FAPESP's process: 16/22214-0 - Taxonomy and morphology of Northeastern Atlantic Scyliorhinus Blainville, 1816 (Chondrichthyes; Carcharhiniformes; Scyliorhinidae)
Grantee:Karla Diamantina de Araújo Soares
Support type: Scholarships abroad - Research Internship - Doctorate
FAPESP's process: 14/20316-5 - Taxonomy and morphology of genus Scyliorhinus Blainville, 1816 (Chondrichthyes: Carcharhiniformes: Scyliorhinidae)
Grantee:Karla Diamantina de Araújo Soares
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate