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Acanthias megalops

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Acanthias megalops was originally described as Acanthias megalops by Macleay in 1881. It belongs to the family Squalidae. It is found in Salt water and its distribution is Circumglobal in tropical and temperate seas, discontinuous: southeastern Atlantic and western Indian Ocean: South Africa and East Africa to Madagascar and Mascarenes; southeastern Indian Ocean: southern Australia; southwestern Pacific: southeastern Australia, New Caledonia and Solomon Islands; Western North Pacific: Vietnam to Korea and southern Japan.
Species   megalops
AuthorWI   Macleay [W.]
AuthorNI   Macleay
Qualification   ---
Year   1881
Status   Synonym
Class   Chondrichthyes Chondrichthyes
Order   Squaliformes Squaliformes
Family   Squalidae
Subfamily   --- ---
Genus   Acanthias
Subgenus   ---

Class   Chondrichthyes
Order   Squaliformes
Family   Squalidae
Genus   Acanthias
Original Name   Acanthias        
Taxon Name   megalops
Original Combination   Acanthias megalops
Original Genus   Acanthias
Original Genus Species   Acanthias megalops
OriginalSubGenus   Acanthias
Original Author   Macleay
Original AuthorWI   Macleay [W.]
Original Qualification   ---
Original Year   1881
Original Family   Squalidae
Original SubFamily   ---
Original Level   species
Type Locality   Port Jackson, New South Wales, Australia [Tasman Sea, Southwestern Pacific].
Type Catalogue   Type catalog: Stanbury 1969:205 [ref. 19518].
Primary Code   Holotype (unique)
Primary Type   AMS I.16255-001 [ex MAMU F24]
Journal   Proc. Linn. Soc. N. S. W.
Citation   v. 6 (pt 2)
Page   367

SubSpecies AuthorWI   ---
Qualification SS   ---

Original QualificationSS   ---

Current Subspecies AuthorWI   ---


Current Genus Species   Squalus acutipinnis
Current Species   acutipinnis
Current Genus   Squalus
Current AuthorWI   Macleay [W.]
Current AuthorNI   Macleay
Current Year   1881
Current Family   Squalidae
Current Subfamily   --- ---

       
Water   Salt water
   
Distribution   Circumglobal in tropical and temperate seas, discontinuous: southeastern Atlantic and western Indian Ocean: South Africa and East Africa to Madagascar and Mascarenes; southeastern Indian Ocean: southern Australia; southwestern Pacific: southeastern Australia, New Caledonia and Solomon Islands; Western North Pacific: Vietnam to Korea and southern Japan.

Current Summary   Synonym of Squalus megalops  (Macleay 1881). Squalidae.
 
Name History   • Valid as Squalus megalops  (Macleay 1881) -- (Compagno 1984:118 [ref. 6474], Bass et al. 1986:62 [ref. 5636], Paxton et al. 1989:37 [ref. 12442], Muñoz-Chápuli & Ramos 1989:6 [ref. 12577], Springer 1990:13 [ref. 19315], Compagno et al. 1991:68 [ref. 21083], Bianchi & Carpenter in Bianchi et al. 1993:84 [ref. 25472], Gomon et al. 1994:106 [ref. 22532], Last & Stevens 1994:99 [ref. 23873], Compagno & Niem 1998:1230 [ref. 23787], Fricke 1999:27 [ref. 24106], Compagno 1999:472 [ref. 25589], Compagno in Randall & Lim 2000:581 [ref. 25122], Laboute & Grandperrin 2000:492 [ref. 25191], Hutchins 2001:15 [ref. 25847], Youn 2002:60, 478 [ref. 26218], Manilo & Bogorodsky 2003:S93 [ref. 27377], Baranes 2003:42 [ref. 27888], Randall et al. 2004:5 [ref. 27624], Heemstra & Heemstra 2004:53 [ref. 28072], Shinohara et al. 2005:396 [ref. 28370], Compagno et al. 2005:49 [ref. 29145] as cf. melalops, Hoese 2006:155 [ref. 28998], Last et al. 2007:17 [ref. 29125], Duffy & Last 2007:36 [ref. 29127], White et al. 2007:107 [ref. 29133], White et al. 2007:110, 114 [ref. 29134], White 2008:84 [ref. 30617], Fricke et al. 2009:11 [ref. 30213], Fricke et al. 2011:346 [ref. 31242], White & Iglésias 2011:2 [ref. 31482]).

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americanus Acanthias americanus Storer [D. H.] 1846Synonym
antiguorum Acanthias antiguorum (Leach [W. E.] 1818)Not available
blainville Acanthias blainville Risso [A.] 1827Synonym
commun Acanthias commun Navarrete [A.] 1898Synonym
lebruni Acanthias lebruni Vaillant [L. L.] 1888Synonym
linnei Acanthias linnei Malm [A. W.] 1877Synonym
nigrescens Acanthias nigrescens Nardo [G. D.] 1860Uncertain
sucklii Acanthias sucklii (Girard [C. F.] 1855)Synonym
vulgaris Acanthias vulgaris Bonaparte [C. L.] 1846Synonym
vulgaris Acanthias vulgaris Risso [A.] 1827Synonym
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