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Piked Dogfish
Squalus megalops (Macleay, 1881)

kingdom Animalia - animals »  phylum Chordata - chordates »  class Chondrichthyes - cartilaginous fishes »  order Squaliformes - dogfish sharks »  family Squalidae - dogfish sharks »  genus Squalus

Scientific synonyms

Acanthias megalops Macleay, 1881
Flakeus megalops (Macleay, 1881)
Squalis megalops (Macleay, 1881)
Squalus acutipinnis Regan, 1908
?Squalus probatovi Myagkov & Kondyurin, 1986

Other names

= Spikey Dogfish

Taxonomy

See re-diagnosis of this species provided by Last et al. (2007) with their description of Squalus crassispinus sp. nov. They suggest that nominal S. megalops recorded outside Australia may not be conspecific. Duffy & Last (2007) recognised S. brevirostris as a valid species, separable from both S. megalops and S. raoulensis on a number of morphological characters, including adult denticle morphology (i.e. lateral trunk denticles arrow-shaped in brevirostris cf. unicuspid in megalops and raoulensis).

Links and literature

CZ AQUATAB. World Wide Web electronic publication [species/25636]

Plíštil J. (Ed.) (2009): AQUATAB. World Wide Web electronic publication [http://aquatab.net] [as Squalus megalops (Macleay, 1881)]
Data retrieved on: 17 January 2010
EN Australian Faunal Directory [28dde6f9-cece-4251-bbaa-e6cccf40062f]

ABRS (2009-2015): Australian Faunal Directory [http://www.environment.gov.au/biodiversi...], Australian Biological Resources Study, Canberra [as Squalus megalops (Macleay, 1881)]
Data retrieved on: 21 January 2015
CH DE EN FR IT NL PR SP FishBase [711]

Froese R., Pauly D. (eds.): FishBase [http://www.fishbase.org]
EN IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2013.2 [41859]

IUCN Red List of Threatened Species [http://www.iucnredlist.org/] [as Squalus megalops (Macleay, 1881)]
Data retrieved on: 27 January 2014
CZ Hanel L., Novák J. (2001): České názvy živočichů V. Ryby a rybovití obratlovci (Pisces), 1. Sliznatky (Myxini), mihule (Cephalaspidomorphi), paryby (Chondrichthyes), Národní muzeum, (zoologické odd.), Praha, 53 pp. [as Squalus megalops Macleay, 1881]
Data retrieved on: 2 June 2013
CZ Hanel L., Novák J. (2002): České názvy živočichů V. Ryby a rybovití obratlovci (Pisces), 3. Paprskoploutví (Actinopterygii), kostnatí (Neopterygii) – máloústí (Gonorynchiformes), máloostní (Cypriniformes), Národní muzeum, (zoologické odd.), Praha, 120 pp. [as Squalus probatovi Myagkov & Kondyurin, 1986]
Data retrieved on: 6 June 2013

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