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Squalus megalops

(Macleay 1881)

Squalus megalops was originally described as Acanthias megalops by Macleay in 1881. It belongs to the family Squalidae. It is commonly known as Shortnose spurdog but has many other common names such as Piked spurdog in Australia, Cacao-bagre in Brazil, Spiny dogshark in Papua New Guinea, Bluntnose spiny dogfish in South Africa, Quelme liso in Mozambique. more common names It is found in Salt water.
Species   megalops
AuthorWI   Macleay [W.]
AuthorNI   Macleay
Qualification   ---
Year   1881
Status   Valid
Chondrichthyes Chondrichthyes
Squaliformes Squaliformes
Family   Squalidae
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Genus   Squalus
Subgenus   ---

Class   Chondrichthyes
Order   Squaliformes
Family   Squalidae
Genus   Squalus
Original Name   Acanthias        
Taxon Name   megalops
Original Combination   Acanthias megalops
Original Genus  
Original Genus Species   Acanthias megalops
OriginalSubGenus   Acanthias
Original Author   Macleay
Original AuthorWI   Macleay [W.]
Original Qualification   ---
Original Year   1881
Original Family  
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]
Page   367

SubSpecies AuthorWI ---
Qualification SS ---

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
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Habitat Marine.        
Water Salt water
Depth Range From 30 to 750 meters.

Current Summary   Valid as 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], Choi et al. 2003:60, 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], Naylor et al. 2012:58 [ref. 32267] see remarks, Weigmann 2016:68 [ref. 34211], Viana et al. 2016:4, 81 [ref. 34525], Compagno 2016:1162 [ref. 34544], Viana & Carvalho 2016:552 [ref. 34673], Nión et al. 2016:21 [ref. 35565], Viana et al. 2017:[4] [ref. 35249], Freitas et al. 2018:69 [ref. 36259], Kumar et al. 2018:295 [ref. 36178], Pfleger et al. 2018:113 [ref. 36011], Viana & Carvalho 2018:174 [ref. 35959], Carneiro et al. 2019:39 [ref. 37250]).

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acanthias Squalus acanthias Linnaeus [C.] 1758Valid
acanthias acanthias Squalus acanthias acanthias Linnaeus [C.] 1758Synonym
acanthias africana Squalus acanthias africana Myagkov [N. A.] & Kondyurin [V. V.] 1986Synonym
acanthias chilensis Squalus acanthias chilensis Suckow [G. A.] 1799Synonym
acanthias ponticus Squalus acanthias ponticus Myagkov [N. A.] & Kondyurin [V. V.] 1986Synonym
acronotus Squalus acronotus Poey [F.] 1860Synonym
acutipinnis Squalus acutipinnis Regan [C. T.] 1908Valid
acutirostris Squalus acutirostris Chu [Y.-T.], Meng [Q.-W.] & Li [S.] 1984Valid
adscensionis Squalus adscensionis Osbeck [P.] 1765Synonym
africana Squalus africana Myagkov [N. A.] & Kondyurin [V. V.] 1986Synonym
africanus Squalus africanus Gmelin [J. F.] 1789Synonym
albicaudus Squalus albicaudus Viana [S. T. de F. L.], Carvalho [M. R. de] & Gomes [U. L.] 2016Valid
albifrons Squalus albifrons Last [P. R.], White [W. T.] & Stevens [J. D.] 2007Valid
albomaculatus Squalus albomaculatus Plucàr [E.] 1846Synonym
alopecias Squalus alopecias Gronow [L. T.] in Gray 1854Synonym
altipinnis Squalus altipinnis Last [P. R.], White [W. T.] & Stevens [J. D.] 2007Valid
americanus Squalus americanus Mitchill [S. L.] 1815Synonym
americanus Squalus americanus Gmelin [J. F.] 1789Synonym
americanus Squalus americanus (Storer [D. H.] 1846)Synonym
anisodon Squalus anisodon Lacepède [B. G. E.] 1802Synonym
annulatus Squalus annulatus Nilsson [S.] 1832Synonym
antiquorum Squalus antiquorum Leach [W. E.] 1818Synonym
appendiculatus Squalus appendiculatus Shaw [G.] in Shaw & Nodder 1806Synonym
arcticus Squalus arcticus Faber [F.] 1829Synonym
argus Squalus argus Bancroft [E. N.] 1830Synonym
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