Family Somniosidae - Sleeper sharks
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Elasmobranchii
No. in FishBase
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Genera : 5 | Species : 17 Eschmeyer's Catalog of Fishes
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Fresh : No | Brackish : Yes | Marine : Yes
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Marine
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Arctic to sub-antarctic, all oceans; shelves in cold waters, continental and insular slopes in temperate and tropical waters, some oceanic. Dorsal fins usually without spines (present in a few species but small and in both fins); lateral ridges present on abdomen between pectoral and pelvic fins; luminous organ present in most.
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Species/Synonymy list for the family Somniosidae as currently in FishBase

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The list below must not be used as an authority reference synonymy list like those found in scientific published revisions, which must be the source to be used and cited eventually when they exist.

Rather, it reflects the current content of FishBase, and the progress with respect to synchronization with the Catalog of Fishes. However, we think it can be useful for users to assess the quality of information in FishBase, to start new work on the family, or to cross-check with other lists.

But we appreciate to be cited in publications when this list has been of any working value. In particular, for published scientific, we suggest then to cite it in the Material and Method section as a useful tool to conduct the research, but again, not as a taxonomic or nomenclatural authority reference.

Unless it is explicitly precised, the list is not complete, please search all original names published for the family in the Catalog of Fishes (genera, species), including those with uncertain or unknown status, that are not included in FishBase when they are not attached to a valid species.

This list uses some data from Catalog of Fishes (not shown but used to sort names).

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 15-11-2013 (Ref. 94485).

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
Somniosus microcephalus (Bloch & Schneider, 1801)
acceptedseniornew
Squalus microcephalus Bloch & Schneider, 1801
synonymseniororiginal1
Somniosus brevipinna Lesueur, 1818
synonymjuniororiginal1
Squalus borealis Scoresby, 1820
synonymjuniororiginal1
Squalus norvegianus Blainville, 1825
synonymjuniororiginal1
Scymnus gunneri Thienemann, 1828
synonymjuniororiginal1
Scymnus glacialis Faber, 1829
synonymjuniororiginal1
Scymnus micropterus Valenciennes, 1832
synonymjuniororiginal1
synonymjuniororiginal1
Squalus carcharias (non Linnaeus, 1758)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
Squalus squatina (non Linnaeus, 1758)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
Somniosus antarcticus (non Whitley, 1939)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
Somniosus rostratus (Risso, 1827)
acceptedseniornew
Scymnus rostratus Risso, 1827
synonymseniororiginal1
Somniosus bauchotae Quéro, 1976
synonymjuniororiginal1
Somniosus longus (Tanaka, 1912)
acceptedseniornew
synonymseniororiginal1
Somniosus rostratus (non Risso, 1827)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
Somniosus antarcticus Whitley, 1939
acceptedseniororiginal1
Somniosus microcephalus (non Bloch & Schneider, 1801)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
Somniosus pacificus (non Bigelow & Schroeder, 1944)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
Somniosus pacificus Bigelow & Schroeder, 1944
acceptedseniororiginal1
Somniosus microcephalus (non Bloch & Schneider, 1801)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
Centroscymnus coelolepis Barbosa du Bocage & de Brito Capello, 1864
acceptedseniororiginal1
Scymnodon melas Bigelow, Schroeder & Springer, 1953
synonymjuniororiginal1
Centroscymnus macrops Hu & Li, 1982
ambiguousquestionableoriginal1
Centroscymnus crepidater (Barbosa du Bocage & de Brito Capello, 1864)
acceptedseniornew
Centrophorus crepidater Barbosa du Bocage & de Brito Capello, 1864
synonymseniororiginal1
Centroselachus crepidater (Barbosa du Bocage & de Brito Capello, 1864)
synonymseniornew
Centrophorus rossi Alcock, 1898
synonymjuniororiginal1
Centrophorus jonssonii Saemundsson, 1922
synonymjuniororiginal1
synonymjuniororiginal1
Centroscymnus owstoni (non Garman, 1906)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
acceptedseniororiginal1
synonymseniornew
synonymseniornew
Etmopterus paessleri Lönnberg, 1907
synonymjuniororiginal1
acceptedseniororiginal1
! Centroscymnus owstoni Garman, 1906
synonymseniororiginal
synonymjuniororiginal2
acceptedseniornew
synonymseniororiginal1
Proscymnodon plunketi (Waite, 1910)
synonymseniornew
Scymnodon plunketi (Waite, 1910)
synonymseniornew
Centrophorus waitei Thompson, 1930
synonymjuniororiginal1
Scymnodon ringens Barbosa du Bocage & de Brito Capello, 1864
acceptedseniororiginal1
Zameus squamulosus (Günther, 1877)
acceptedseniornew
synonymseniororiginal1
Centroscymnus squamulosus (Günther, 1877)
synonymseniornew
Scymnodon squamulosus (Günther, 1877)
synonymseniornew
Centroscymnus obscurus Vaillant, 1888
synonymjuniororiginal2
Scymnodon obscurus (Vaillant, 1888)
synonymjuniornew
Scymnodon niger Chu & Meng, 1982
ambiguousquestionableoriginal1
Zameus ichiharai (Yano & Tanaka, 1984)
acceptedseniornew
Scymnodon ichiharai Yano & Tanaka, 1984
synonymseniororiginal1
acceptedseniornew
Scymnodon sherwoodi Archey, 1921
synonymseniororiginal1
Scymnodalatias albicauda Taniuchi & Garrick, 1986
acceptedseniororiginal1
Scymnodalatias garricki Kukuev & Konovalenko, 1988
acceptedseniororiginal1
Scymnodalatias oligodon Kukuev & Konovalenko, 1988
acceptedseniororiginal1
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