Bythaelurus tenuicephalus

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Taxonavigation: Carcharhiniformes 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Superphylum: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Cladus: Craniata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Classis: Chondrichthyes
Subclassis: Elasmobranchii
Superordo: Selachimorpha
Ordo: Carcharhiniformes

Familia: Scyliorhinidae
Genus: Bythaelurus
Species: Bythaelurus tenuicephalus

Name[edit]

Bythaelurus tenuicephalus Kaschner et al., 2015

  • Holotype: ZMH 10163.
  • Paratype: ZMH 26070.

Type locality: ‘Valdivia’, station 245, off North Tanzania, 5°27'9" S, 39°18'8" E, 463 m depth.

Etymology: specific name tenuicephalus is derived from the remarkably narrow head and snout of the species (Latin tenuis (= slender), cephalus (= head)).

Vernacular names[edit]

English: Narrowhead Catshark


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