WoRMS taxon details

Proscylliidae Fowler, 1941

148805  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:148805)

accepted
Family
Not documented
Description Small ( 1.2 m) deepwater sharks (50-713 m) with a disjunct distribution in tropical to warm temperate waters of the western...  
Description Small (< 1.2 m) deepwater sharks (50-713 m) with a disjunct distribution in tropical to warm temperate waters of the western North Atlantic and Indo-West Pacific. Elongate, catlike eyes with nictitating eyelids. Small cuspidate teeth. Two small, spineless dorsal fins and anal fin. The first dorsal base well ahead of pelvic bases. Most species are ovoviviparous. The food of these harmless sharks consists of small fishes and invertebrates.  [details]
Froese, R. and D. Pauly. Editors. (2018). FishBase. Proscylliidae Fowler, 1941. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=148805 on 2018-10-18
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2005-03-29 13:34:27Z
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2015-04-17 08:48:21Z
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taxonomy source Van Der Laan, R.; Eschmeyer, W. N.; Fricke, R. (2014). Family-group names of Recent fishes. <em>Zootaxa.</em> 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 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]   
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien  Containing type locality 
From other sources
Description Small (< 1.2 m) deepwater sharks (50-713 m) with a disjunct distribution in tropical to warm temperate waters of the western North Atlantic and Indo-West Pacific. Elongate, catlike eyes with nictitating eyelids. Small cuspidate teeth. Two small, spineless dorsal fins and anal fin. The first dorsal base well ahead of pelvic bases. Most species are ovoviviparous. The food of these harmless sharks consists of small fishes and invertebrates.  [details]
 



LanguageName 
English finback catsharks  [details]
Japanese タイワンザメ  [details]