Family Dalatiidae - Sleeper sharks
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  Class
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Elasmobranchii
No. in FishBase
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Genera : 7 | Species : 9 Eschmeyer's Catalog of Fishes
  Environment
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Fresh : No | Brackish : No | Marine : Yes
  Division
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Marine
  Aquarium
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none
  First Fossil Record
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  Remark
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Distribution: Antarctic to Arctic, Northern and Southern Hemisperes, coastal and oceanic. Includes four subfamilies (Etmopterinae, Somniosinae, Oxynotinae, and Dalatiinae). Except in Etmopterinae , most members without spines in dorsal fin; luminous organs present (except in Somniosus pacificus), appearing as black dots mainly on ventral surface. Etmopterinae has grooved spines in both dorsal fins, caudal fin with subterminal notch. Oxynotinae has very high, and compressed body, triangular in cross section; dorsal fins very high, each with a spine (Ref. 557). The subfamilies are sometimes separated as independent families by various authors: Oxynotidae (Ref. 247); Somniosidae (dorsal fins without spines, first dorsal fin originating in front of pelvic fins but much closer to pectoral fins) and Etmopteridae (dorsal fin with spines, teeth with prominent central cusp flanked by one or two smaller cusplets) (Ref. 48844) . Dalatiidae has dorsal fins without spines, first dorsal fin originating in front of pelvic fins but much closer to pelvic fins (Ref. 48844).
  Etymology
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Greek, dalos, -ou = torch
  Reproductive guild
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bearers
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Species/Synonymy list for the family Dalatiidae as currently in FishBase

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In the column CofF, the digit indicates the status of synchronization with CofF: 0: Not checked; 1: Same status;   2: Different status;   3: Other combination;   4: Synonym in CofF;   5: Species/Subspecies issue;   6: Synonym of another species in CofF;   7: Not in CofF;   8: Should not be in CofF. The CofF version currently used is the one published on 23-07-2014 (Ref. 97102).

The list ordered as follows:

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Scientifc name Status Senior/Junior synonym Combination CofF
Dalatias licha (Bonnaterre, 1788)
acceptedseniornew
Squalus licha Bonnaterre, 1788
synonymseniororiginal2
Scymnorhinus licha (Bonnaterre, 1788)
synonymseniornew
! Dalatias lica (Bonnaterre, 1788)
synonymseniornew
! Dalatias lichia (Bonnaterre, 1788)
Synonymseniornew
Squalus americanus Gmelin, 1789
synonymjuniororiginal2
Dalatias sparophagus Rafinesque, 1810
ambiguousquestionableoriginal2
Squalus nicaeensis Risso, 1810
synonymjuniororiginal2
Scymnus vulgaris Cloquet, 1822
synonymjuniororiginal1
Squalus scymnus Voigt, 1832
synonymjuniororiginal2
Scymnus aquitanensis de la Pylaie, 1835
ambiguousquestionableoriginal2
synonymjuniororiginal2
synonymjuniororiginal2
synonymjuniororiginal2
Dalatias tachiensis Shen & Ting, 1972
synonymjuniororiginal2
Euprotomicrus bispinatus (Quoy & Gaimard, 1824)
acceptedseniornew
Scymnus bispinatus Quoy & Gaimard, 1824
synonymseniororiginal2
Scymnus mauritianus Quoy & Gaimard, 1830
synonymjuniororiginal2
Scymnus labordii Müller & Henle, 1839
synonymjuniororiginal2
Euprotomicrus labordii (Müller & Henle, 1839)
synonymjuniornew
Lemurgus labordii (Müller & Henle, 1839)
synonymjuniornew
Euprotomicrus hyalinus Eigenmann, 1890
synonymjuniororiginal2
Isistius brasiliensis (Quoy & Gaimard, 1824)
acceptedseniornew
Scymnus brasiliensis Quoy & Gaimard, 1824
synonymseniororiginal2
! Inistius brasiliensis (Quoy & Gaimard, 1824)
synonymseniornew
! Tristius brasiliensis (Quoy & Gaimard, 1824)
synonymseniornew
synonymjuniororiginal2
Scymnus torquatus Müller & Henle, 1839
synonymjuniorchange in rank
synonymjuniororiginal2
Scymnus unicolor Müller & Henle, 1839
synonymjuniororiginal
Squalus fulgens Bennett, 1840
synonymjuniororiginal2
Leius ferox Kner, 1864
synonymjuniororiginal2
Isistius labialis Meng, Zhu & Li, 1985
synonymjuniororiginal2
Isistius plutodus Garrick & Springer, 1964
acceptedseniororiginal2
Squaliolus laticaudus Smith & Radcliffe, 1912
acceptedseniororiginal2
Euprotomicrus laticaudus (Smith & Radcliffe, 1912)
synonymseniornew
Squaliolus sarmenti Noronha, 1926
synonymjuniororiginal2
Squaliolus aliae (non Teng, 1959)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
Squaliolus aliae Teng, 1959
acceptedseniororiginal
! Squaliolus alii Teng, 1959
synonymseniororiginal1
acceptedseniororiginal2
Euprotomicroides zantedeschia Hulley & Penrith, 1966
acceptedseniororiginal2
Mollisquama parini Dolganov, 1984
acceptedseniororiginal2
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