Family Hemigaleidae - Weasel sharks
  Order
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  Class
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Elasmobranchii
No. in FishBase
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Genera : 4 | Species : 8 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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Common coastal tropical sharks from shallow water down to 100 m, limited to the eastern Atlantic and continental Indo-West Pacific but not extending far into the central Pacific. Horizontally oval eyes, small spiracles, two moderate-sized spineless dorsal fins and an anal fin, the first dorsal base well ahead of pelvic bases. Precaudal pits present. Caudal fin with a strong ventral lobe and lateral undulations on its dorsal margin. They feed on small bony fish, small elasmobranchs, cephalopods, crustaceans, and echinoderms.
  Etymology
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Greek, hemi = half + Greek, galeos = swordfish ( Ref. 45335).
  Reproductive guild
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bearers
  Typical activity level
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  Main Ref
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  Coordinator
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  Deep Fin Classification
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Species/Synonymy list for the family Hemigaleidae 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 19-05-2014 (Ref. 95876).

The list ordered as follows:

Please send comments and corrections if you detect errors or missing names.

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Scientifc name Status Senior/Junior synonym Combination CofF
Hemigaleus microstoma Bleeker, 1852
acceptedseniororiginal1
Negogaleus microstoma (Bleeker, 1852)
synonymseniornew
ambiguousquestionableoriginal2
ambiguousquestionableoriginal1
Chaenogaleus macrostoma (non Bleeker, 1852)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
Hemipristis elongatus (non Klunzinger, 1871)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
Hemigaleus australiensis White, Last & Compagno, 2005
acceptedseniororiginal1
Hemigaleus sp. Not applicable
synonymotherother
Hemigaleus sp. A Not applicable
synonymotherother
Hemigaleus microstoma (non Bleeker, 1852)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
Hemipristis elongata (Klunzinger, 1871)
acceptedseniornew
Dirrhizodon elongatus Klunzinger, 1871
synonymseniororiginal1
Hemipristis elongatus (Klunzinger, 1871)
synonymseniornew
synonymjuniororiginal1
Hemipristis pingali Setna & Sarangdhar, 1946
synonymjuniororiginal1
synonymjuniororiginal1
Heterogaleus ghardaqensis Gohar & Mazhar, 1964
synonymjuniororiginal1
Chaenogaleus macrostoma (non Bleeker, 1852)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
Hemigaleus microstoma (non Bleeker, 1852)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
Negogaleus macrostoma (non Bleeker, 1852)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
Chaenogaleus macrostoma (Bleeker, 1852)
acceptedseniornew
Hemigaleus macrostoma Bleeker, 1852
synonymseniororiginal1
Negogaleus macrostoma (Bleeker, 1852)
synonymseniornew
synonymjuniororiginal1
synonymjuniornew
Hemigaleus microstoma (non Bleeker, 1852)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
Hemipristis elongatus (non Klunzinger, 1871)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
Paragaleus pectoralis (Garman, 1906)
acceptedseniornew
synonymseniororiginal1
Paragaleus gruveli Budker, 1935
synonymjuniororiginal1
Paragaleus tengi (Chen, 1963)
acceptedseniornew
Negogaleus tengi Chen, 1963
synonymseniororiginal1
Negogaleus longicaudatus Bessednov, 1966
synonymjuniororiginal1
Paragaleus leucolomatus Compagno & Smale, 1985
acceptedseniororiginal1
Paragaleus pectoralis (non Garman, 1906)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
Paragaleus randalli Compagno, Krupp & Carpenter, 1996
acceptedseniororiginal1
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