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Triakis megalopterus

(Smith 1839)

Triakis megalopterus was originally described as Mustelus megalopterus by Smith in 1839. It belongs to the family Triakidae. It is commonly known as Sharptooth houndshark / Spotted gully shark but has many other common names such as in South Africa as Spotted gullyshark, in South Africa as Spotted gullyshark, in South Africa as Spotted gully shark, in South Africa as Gespikkelde sloothaai, in France as Virli dentu, in Namibia as Spotted gully shark. more common names It is found in Salt water and its distribution is Southeastern Atlantic, southwestern Indian Ocean: southern Africa.
Species   megalopterus
AuthorWI   Smith [A.]
AuthorNI   Smith
Qualification   ---
Year   1839
Status   Valid
Chondrichthyes Chondrichthyes
Carcharhiniformes Carcharhiniformes
Family   Triakidae
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Genus   Triakis
Subgenus   ---

Class   Chondrichthyes
Order   Carcharhiniformes
Family   Triakidae
Genus   Triakis
Original Name   Mustelus        
Taxon Name   megalopterus
Original Combination   Mustelus megalopterus
Original Genus   Mustelus
Original Genus Species   Mustelus megalopterus
OriginalSubGenus   Mustelus
Original Author   Smith
Original AuthorWI   Smith [A.]
Original Qualification   ---
Original Year   1839
Original Family   Triakidae
Original SubFamily   ---
Original Level   species
Type Locality   Cape Town, South Africa, southeastern Atlantic.
Primary Code   ---
Page   no pagination
Illustrations   Pl. 2

SubSpecies AuthorWI   ---
Qualification SS   ---

Original QualificationSS   ---

Current Subspecies AuthorWI   ---

Current Genus Species   Triakis megalopterus
Current Species   megalopterus
Current Genus   Triakis
Current AuthorWI   Smith [A.]
Current AuthorNI   Smith
Current Year   1839
Current Family   Triakidae
Current Subfamily   --- ---

Habitat   demersal        
Water   Salt water
Depth Range   From 0 to 50 meters.
Distribution   Southeastern Atlantic, southwestern Indian Ocean: southern Africa.

Current Summary   Valid as Triakis megalopterus  (Smith 1839). Triakidae: Triakinae.
Name History   • Valid as Triakis megalopterus  (Smith 1839) [perhaps megaloptera  is correct] -- (Compagno 1984:430 [ref. 6846], Bass et al. 1986:86 [ref. 5638], Bianchi & Carpenter in Bianchi et al. 1993:77 [ref. 25472], Compagno 1999:482 [ref. 25589], Heemstra & Heemstra 2004:65 [ref. 28072]).

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acutipinna Triakis acutipinna Kato [S.] 1968Valid
attenuata Triakis attenuata Garrick [J. A. F.] 1954Synonym
barbouri Triakis barbouri Bigelow [H. B.] & Schroeder [W. C.] 1944Synonym
californica Triakis californica Gray [J. E.] 1851Not available
fehlmanni Triakis fehlmanni Springer [S.] 1968Synonym
felis Triakis felis (Ayres [W. O.] 1854)Synonym
henlei Triakis henlei (Gill [T. N.] 1863)Synonym
maculata Triakis maculata Kner [R.] & Steindachner [F.] (ex Dumeril) 1867Valid
maculatus Triakis maculatus Kner [R.] & Steindachner [F.] (ex Dumeril) 1867Spelling
natalensis Triakis natalensis (Steindachner [F.] 1866)Synonym
nigromaculatus Triakis nigromaculatus (Evermann [B. W.] & Radcliffe [L.] 1917)Synonym
nigropunctatus Triakis nigropunctatus (Smith [J. L. B.] 1952)Synonym
pingi Triakis pingi (Evermann [B. W.] & Shaw [T.] 1927)Synonym
scyllia Triakis scyllia Müller [J.] & Henle [F. G. J.] 1839Spelling
scyllium Triakis scyllium Müller [J.] & Henle [F. G. J.] 1839Valid
scyllium maculatus Triakis scyllium maculatus Kner [R.] & Steindachner [F.] (ex Dumeril) 1867Valid
semifasciata Triakis semifasciata Girard [C. F.] 1855Valid
semifasciatum Triakis semifasciatum Girard [C. F.] 1855Synonym
venusta Triakis venusta (Tanaka [S.] 1912)Synonym
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