Squalus quasimodo

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Taxonavigation: Squaliformes 

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: Squaliformes

Familia: Squalidae
Genus: Squalus
Species: Squalus quasimodo

Name[edit]

Squalus quasimodo Viana et al., 2016

  • Holotype: MZUSP 118707 (formerly, UERJ 1111).
  • Paratypes: (3) UERJ 1741, 1819; MCP 773.

Type locality: off the coast of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil.

Etymology: Named for The Hunchback of Notre-Dame from the 19th Century novel by Victor Hugo, in obvious reference to its most noticeable character.

Synonyms[edit]

  • Squalus blainvillei (not Risso): Regan, 1908 (in part): 45, 47
  • Squalus fernandinus (not Molina): Garman, 1913
  • Squalus lebruni (not (Vaillant, 1888)): Myagkov & Kondyurin, 1986
  • Squalus mitsukurii (not Jordan & Snyder): Calderón, 1994

Vernacular names[edit]

English: Humpback Western dogfish
português: Cação-bagre-corcunda

References[edit]