Family Proscylliidae - Finback catsharks
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  Class
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Elasmobranchii
No. in FishBase
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Genera : 3 | Species : 7 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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Small (< 1.2 m) deepwater sharks (50-713 m) with a disjunct distribution in tropical to warm temperate waters of the western North Atlantic and Indo-West Pacific. Elongate, catlike eyes with nictitating eyelids. Small cuspidate teeth. Two small, spineless dorsal fins and anal fin. The first dorsal base well ahead of pelvic bases. Most species are ovoviviparous. The food of these harmless sharks consists of small fishes and invertebrates.
  Etymology
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Greek, pro = before, in front of + Greek, skylla = shark ( 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 Proscylliidae 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:

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Scientifc name Status Senior/Junior synonym Combination CofF
Proscyllium habereri Hilgendorf, 1904
acceptedseniororiginal1
Triakis habereri (Hilgendorf, 1904)
synonymseniornew
Proscyllium venustum (non Tanaka, 1912)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
Proscyllium venustum (Tanaka, 1912)
acceptedseniornew
synonymseniororiginal1
Triakis venustum (Tanaka, 1912)
synonymseniornew
Proscyllium magnificum Last & Vongpanich, 2004
acceptedseniororiginal1
acceptedseniororiginal1
! Eridacnis radcliffi Smith, 1913
synonymseniororiginal
synonymjuniororiginal1
Eridacnis barbouri (Bigelow & Schroeder, 1944)
acceptedseniornew
Triakis barbouri Bigelow & Schroeder, 1944
synonymseniororiginal1
Eridacnis sinuans (Smith, 1957)
acceptedseniornew
Neotriakis sinuans Smith, 1957
synonymseniororiginal1
Ctenacis fehlmanni (Springer, 1968)
acceptedseniornew
Triakis fehlmanni Springer, 1968
synonymseniororiginal1
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