WoRMS taxon details

Hexanchidae Gray, 1851

105699  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:105699)

accepted
Family
Genus Heptranchias Rafinesque, 1810
  » Species Heptranchias perlo (Bonnaterre, 1788)
  » Species Heptranchias angio Costa, 1857 accepted as Heptranchias perlo (Bonnaterre, 1788)
  » Species Heptranchias cepedianus (Péron, 1807) accepted as Notorynchus cepedianus (Péron, 1807)
  » Species Heptranchias cinereus (Gmelin, 1789) accepted as Heptranchias perlo (Bonnaterre, 1788)
  » Species Heptranchias dakini Whitley, 1931 accepted as Heptranchias perlo (Bonnaterre, 1788)
  » Species Heptranchias deani Jordan & Starks, 1901 accepted as Heptranchias perlo (Bonnaterre, 1788)
  » Species Heptranchias haswelli Ogilby, 1897 accepted as Notorynchus cepedianus (Péron, 1807) (ambiguous synonym)
  » Species Heptranchias pectorosus Garman, 1884 accepted as Notorynchus cepedianus (Péron, 1807) (synonym)
  » Species Heptranchias spilotus Lahille, 1913 accepted as Notorynchus cepedianus (Péron, 1807) (synonym)
Genus Hexanchus Rafinesque, 1810
Genus Notorynchus Ayres, 1855

Genus Heptanchus Müller & Henle, 1841 accepted as Heptranchias Rafinesque, 1810
Genus Heptrachias accepted as Heptranchias Rafinesque, 1810 (misspelling)
Genus Heptrancus accepted as Heptranchias Rafinesque, 1810 (misspelling)
Genus Monopterhinus de Blainville, 1816 accepted as Hexanchus Rafinesque, 1810 (synonym)
Genus Monopterinus accepted as Monopterhinus de Blainville, 1816 (misspelling)
Genus Notidanus Cuvier, 1816 accepted as Hexanchus Rafinesque, 1810
  » Species Notidanus cinereus (Gmelin, 1789) accepted as Heptranchias perlo (Bonnaterre, 1788)
  » Species Notidanus ferox Pérez Canto, 1886 accepted as Notorynchus cepedianus (Péron, 1807) (synonym)
  » Species Notidanus griseus (Bonnaterre, 1788) accepted as Hexanchus griseus (Bonnaterre, 1788)
  » Species Notidanus indicus Agassiz, 1838 accepted as Notorynchus cepedianus (Péron, 1807) (synonym)
  » Species Notidanus medinae Philippi, 1902 accepted as Notorynchus cepedianus (Péron, 1807) (synonym)
  » Species Notidanus monge Risso, 1827 accepted as Hexanchus griseus (Bonnaterre, 1788)
  » Species Notidanus vulgaris Pérez Canto, 1886 accepted as Hexanchus griseus (Bonnaterre, 1788)
  » Species Notidanus wolniczkyi Philippi, 1902 accepted as Notorynchus cepedianus (Péron, 1807) (synonym)
Genus Notorhynchus accepted as Notorynchus Ayres, 1855 (misspelling)
marine
Distribution Distribution: Atlantic, Indian, and Pacific Oceans. Most species are deepwater inhabitants of the outer continental shelves...  
Distribution Distribution: Atlantic, Indian, and Pacific Oceans. Most species are deepwater inhabitants of the outer continental shelves and upper continental slopes down to at least 1875 m depth. Gill openings 6 in Hexanchus, 7 in Heptranchias and Notorynchus. Margin of first gill discontinuous across throat. Mouth subterminal with large, bladelike, comb-shaped teeth in lower jaw. One dorsal fin. Caudal fin with strong subterminal notch. Cow sharks are ovoviviparous and lack a yolk-sac placenta. They feed on relatively large marine organisms, including other sharks, rays, bony fish, crustacean and carrion. Species range in size from 140 to 480 cm. hexa- (gr.) = six  [details]
Froese, R. and D. Pauly. Editors. (2018). FishBase. Hexanchidae Gray, 1851. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=105699 on 2018-04-20
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taxonomy source Van Der Laan, R.; Eschmeyer, W. N.; Fricke, R. (2014). Family-group names of Recent fishes. Zootaxa. 3882(1): 1-230., available online at https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.3882.1.1 [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

basis of record van der Land, J.; Costello, M.J.; Zavodnik, D.; Santos, R.S.; Porteiro, F.M.; Bailly, N.; Eschmeyer, W.N.; Froese, R. (2001). Pisces, in: Costello, M.J. et al. (Ed.) (2001). European register of marine species: a check-list of the marine species in Europe and a bibliography of guides to their identification. Collection Patrimoines Naturels, 50: pp. 357-374 (look up in IMIS[details]   

additional source Eschmeyer, W. N.; Fricke, R.; van der Laan, R. (eds). (2017). Catalog of Fishes: Genera, Species, References. Electronic version., available online at http://researcharchive.calacademy.org/research/Ichthyology/catalog/fishcatmain.asp [details]   
From other sources
Distribution Distribution: Atlantic, Indian, and Pacific Oceans. Most species are deepwater inhabitants of the outer continental shelves and upper continental slopes down to at least 1875 m depth. Gill openings 6 in Hexanchus, 7 in Heptranchias and Notorynchus. Margin of first gill discontinuous across throat. Mouth subterminal with large, bladelike, comb-shaped teeth in lower jaw. One dorsal fin. Caudal fin with strong subterminal notch. Cow sharks are ovoviviparous and lack a yolk-sac placenta. They feed on relatively large marine organisms, including other sharks, rays, bony fish, crustacean and carrion. Species range in size from 140 to 480 cm. hexa- (gr.) = six  [details]
 



LanguageName 
English cow sharks  [details]
Japanese カグラザメ  [details]
Norwegian Bokmål kamtannhaifamilien  [details]
Norwegian Nynorsk kamtannhaifamilien  [details]
Swedish kamtandhajar  [details]