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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 and subfamily Triakinae. It is commonly known as Sharptooth houndshark / Spotted gully shark but has many other common names such as Spotted gullyshark in South Africa, Virli dentu in France, Spotted gully shark in Namibia, Tollo dentudo in Spain, Sharptooth houndshark in United Kingdom. more common names It is found in Salt water.
Species   megalopterus
AuthorWI   Smith [A.]
AuthorNI   Smith
Qualification   ---
Year   1839
Status   Valid
Chondrichthyes Chondrichthyes
Carcharhiniformes Carcharhiniformes
Family   Triakidae
Triakinae Triakinae
Genus   Triakis
Subgenus   ---

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

SubSpecies AuthorWI ---
Qualification SS ---

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
Triakinae Triakinae

Habitat Marine.        
Water Salt water
Depth Range From 0 to 50 meters.

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], Gubanov & Timoxin 1989:222 [ref. 36138], Bianchi & Carpenter in Bianchi et al. 1993:77 [ref. 25472], Compagno 1999:482 [ref. 25589], Heemstra & Heemstra 2004:65 [ref. 28072], Naylor et al. 2012:39 [ref. 32267] see remarks, Weigmann 2016:50 [ref. 34211], Compagno 2016:1283 [ref. 34544], Fricke et al. 2018:11 [ref. 35805] as melanopterus, Almeida & Biscoito 2019:75 [ref. 37302]).

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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.] 1851Synonym
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) 1867Synonym
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.] 1839Synonym
scyllium Triakis scyllium Müller [J.] & Henle [F. G. J.] 1839Valid
scyllium maculatus Triakis scyllium maculatus Kner [R.] & Steindachner [F.] (ex Dumeril) 1867Synonym
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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