Squalus shiraii

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Squalus shiraii

Taxonavigation[edit]

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 shiraii

Name[edit]

Squalus shiraii Viana & Carvalho, 2020

Type locality: Okinawa Trough, Japan

Typus:

  • Holotype: HUMZ 149389, adult male, 590 mm TL, Okinawa Trough, 25°37'28"N, 126°05'35"E to 25°38'12"N 126°07'83"E. Collected on 2 August 1994 by unknown collector.
  • Paratypes:
    • HUMZ 80329, adult female, 770 mm TL, East China Sea, 25°33.8'N, 126°25.2'E, 310 m depth, longline, collected on 4 December 1978 by T. Kanayama;
    • HUMZ 80330, juvenile male, 365 mm TL, locality and collection data same as HUMZ 80329;
    • HUMZ 80331, adult female, 755 mm TL, locality and collection data same as HUMZ 80329;
    • HUMZ 101718, adult male, 685 mm TL, off north-west of Okinawa-jima Island, Japan, collected in July 1983 by K. Nakaya;
    • HUMZ 146165, adult male, 600 mm TL, 31°58.5'N, 173°09.5'E, 390 m depth, longline, collected on 21 February 1997;
    • HUMZ 149391, adult male, 623 mm TL, locality and collection data same as holotype;
    • HUMZ 149392, adult male, 595 mm TL, locality and collection data same as holotype;
    • HUMZ 149394, adult male, 623 mm TL, locality and collection data same as holotype;
    • HUMZ 149395, adult male, 595 mm TL, locality and collection data same as holotype;
    • HUMZ 149426, adult male, 630 mm TL, locality and collection data same as holotype;
    • HUMZ 149434, adult male, 580 mm TL, Okinawa Trough, 25°40'32"N, 126°14'18"E to 25°41'43"N, 126°16'08"E, collected on 2 August 1994 by unknown collector;
    • HUMZ 149438, adult male, 605 mm TL, locality and collection data same as HUMZ 149434.

Distribution: Japanese endemic, occurring in the shallow waters of the upper continental slope off Southern Japan in the North-western Pacific Ocean at 310–390 m depth.

Etymology: named after Shigeru Shirai

ZooBank: 68278ED1-AADE-40A2-8155-A3D2AF7B6894

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