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Hexanchus vitulus

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Hexanchus vitulus was originally described as Hexanchus vitulus by Springer & Waller in 1969. It belongs to the family Hexanchidae. It is commonly known as Bigeye sixgill shark. It is found in Salt water.
Species   vitulus
AuthorWI   Springer [S.] & Waller [R. A.]
AuthorNI   Springer & Waller
Qualification   ---
Year   1969
Status   Synonym
Class  
Chondrichthyes Chondrichthyes
Order  
Hexanchiformes Hexanchiformes
Family   Hexanchidae
Subfamily  
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Genus   Hexanchus
Subgenus   ---

Class   Chondrichthyes
Order   Hexanchiformes
Family   Hexanchidae
Genus   Hexanchus
Original Name   Hexanchus        
Taxon Name   vitulus
Original Combination   Hexanchus vitulus
Original Genus  
Original Genus Species   Hexanchus vitulus
OriginalSubGenus   Hexanchus
Original Author   Springer & Waller
Original AuthorWI   Springer [S.] & Waller [R. A.]
Original Qualification   ---
Original Year   1969
Original Family  
Original SubFamily   ---
Original Level   species
Type Locality   Near Bimini, Bahamas, Western Atlantic, depth about 350 meters.
Types   Paratypes: USNM 200675 (1). Additional material: MCZ 36219 (2 + 1, jaws); CAS-SU 30642 (2, embryos); USNM 11260 (1, jaws), 110900 (1, jaws), 186120 (1).
Type Catalogue   Type catalog: Howe & Springer 1993:14-15 [ref. 21812].
Primary Code   Holotype
Primary Type   USNM 200674
Journal   Bull. Mar. Sci.
Citation   v. 19 (no. 1)
Page   160
Illustrations   Figs. 1, 2A, 3-4

SubSpecies AuthorWI   ---
Qualification SS   ---

Original QualificationSS   ---

Current Subspecies AuthorWI   ---


Current Genus Species   Hexanchus nakamurai
Current Species   nakamurai
Current Genus   Hexanchus
Current AuthorWI   Teng [H.-T.]
Current AuthorNI   Teng
Current Year   1962
Current Family   Hexanchidae
Current Subfamily  
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Water Salt water
Habitat Notes Phil Heemstra March 2003 writes "The name Hexanchus nakamurai Teng, 1962 is wrongly used a valid name for the species Hexanchus vitulus. I just had a look at our library copy of Teng's unpublished Ph.D. thesis. It is clearly an unpublished university thes
   
Distribution ---

Current Summary   Synonym of Hexanchus nakamurai  Teng 1962. Hexanchidae.
 
Name History   • Synonym of Hexanchus griseus  (Bonnaterre 1788) -- (Castro-Aguirre & Garcia-Dominguez 1988:100 [ref. 19199]). • Valid as Hexanchus vitulus  Springer & Waller 1969 -- (Boeseman 1973:8 [ref. 7161], Compagno 1984:20 [ref. 6474], Bass et al. 1986:46 [ref. 5638], Robins & Ray 1986:17 [ref. 23100], Springer 1990:3 [ref. 19315], Cervigón 1992:179 [ref. 23827], McEachran & Fechhelm 1998:101 [ref. 23897], Fricke 1999:12 [ref. 24106], McLaughlin & Morrissey 2004:482 [ref. 28052], Heemstra & Heemstra 2004:52 [ref. 28072]). • Synonym of Hexanchus nakamurai  Teng 1962 -- (Boeseman in Whitehead et al. 1984:74 [ref. 13675], Taniuchi & Tachikawa 1991:57 [ref. 20094], Last & Stevens 1994:42 [ref. 23873], Herman et al. 1994:153 [ref. 27820], Cervigón & Alcalá 1999:22 [ref. 24490], Compagno 2003:376 [ref. 26984], Bunkley-Williams & Williams 2004:92 [ref. 27795], Espinosa Pérez et al. 2004:88 [ref. 27705], Compagno et al. 2005:48 [ref. 29145], Fricke et al. 2009:11 [ref. 30213], Castro 2011:36 [ref. 31457], Castro 2011:36 [ref. 31457], Ebert et al. 2013:22 [ref. 33032]).

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australis Hexanchus australis de Buen [F.] 1960Synonym
corinum Hexanchus corinum Jordan [D. S.] & Gilbert [C. H.] 1880Synonym
corinus Hexanchus corinus Jordan [D. S.] & Gilbert [C. H.] 1880Synonym
griseus Hexanchus griseus (Bonnaterre [J. P.] (ex Broussonet) 1788)Valid
griseus australis Hexanchus griseus australis de Buen [F.] 1960Synonym
griseus nakamurai Hexanchus griseus nakamurai Teng [H.-T.] 1962Valid
monge Hexanchus monge (Risso [A.] 1827)Synonym
nakamurai Hexanchus nakamurai Teng [H.-T.] 1962Valid
vacca Hexanchus vacca (Bloch [M. E.] & Schneider [J. G.] 1801)Synonym
vulgaris Hexanchus vulgaris (Pérez Canto [C.] 1886)Synonym
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