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Revision of the genus Centrophorus (squaliformes: Centrophoridae): Part 1-redescription of Centrophorus granulosus (Bloch & Schneider), a senior synonym of C. acus Garman and C. niaukang Teng

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White, WT and Ebert, DA and Naylor, GJP and Ho, H-C and Clerkin, P and Verissimo, A and Cotton, CF, Revision of the genus Centrophorus (squaliformes: Centrophoridae): Part 1-redescription of Centrophorus granulosus (Bloch & Schneider), a senior synonym of C. acus Garman and C. niaukang Teng, Zootaxa, 3752, (1) pp. 35-72. ISSN 1175-5326 (2013) [Refereed Article]

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Copyright 2013 Magnolia Press

DOI: doi:10.11646/zootaxa.3752.1.5

Abstract

The genus Centrophorus is one of the most taxonomically complex and confusing elasmobranch groups. A revision of this group is currently underway and this first paper sets an important foundation in this process by redescribing the type species of the genus-Centrophorus granulosus. This taxon name has been previously applied to two different morphotypes: a large species 1.5 m TL and a smaller species ∼1 m TL. Centrophorus acus and C. niaukang are the most commonly used names applied to the larger morphotype. The original description of C. granulosus was based on a large specimen of ∼1.5 m TL, but subsequent redescriptions were based on either of the large or small morphotypes. Centrophorus granulosus is herein redescribed as a large species and a neotype is designated. Centrophorus acus and C. niaukang are found to be junior synonyms of C. granulosus. Centrophorus granulosus is distinguishable from its congeners by its large size, dermal denticle shape, colouration and a number of morphological and biological characteristics. Ontogenetic changes in morphology, dentition and denticle shape for this species are described in detail.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:Centrophorus, neotype, nomenclature, taxonomy, type species
Research Division:Biological Sciences
Research Group:Evolutionary Biology
Research Field:Animal Systematics and Taxonomy
Objective Division:Environment
Objective Group:Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity
Objective Field:Documentation of Undescribed Flora and Fauna
Author:White, WT (Dr William White)
ID Code:119056
Year Published:2013
Web of Science® Times Cited:18
Deposited By:Sustainable Marine Research Collaboration
Deposited On:2017-07-25
Last Modified:2017-10-16
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