Odontaspididae

Biscoito, Manuel, Ribeiro, Cláudia & Freitas, Mafalda, 2018, Annotated checklist of the fishes of the archipelago of Madeira (NE Atlantic): I-Chondrichthyes, Zootaxa 4429 (3), pp. 459-494: 464-465

publication ID

https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4429.3.2

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lsid:zoobank.org:pub:17EAB027-D9FB-4B8A-9847-3AA76EC96FCB

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http://treatment.plazi.org/id/039887A0-FFE7-FFE4-FF22-F998FE3C0330

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scientific name

Odontaspididae
status

 

Family Odontaspididae 

* Odontaspis ferox (Risso, 1810)  —Tubarão-da-areia; Smalltooth sand tiger

Maul 1955: 1 (as Carcharias ferox  )

Springer 1973b: 11 | Compagno 1984a: 219–221; 2001:64–66 | Quéro 1984b: 80 | Springer 1990: 81–82 | Lloris et al. 1991: 234 | Sanches 1986: 52 | Carneiro et al. 2014: 10.

Distribution in Macaronesia. Madeira, Azores ( Santos et al. 1997; Porteiro et al. 2010), Canary Islands ( Brito et al. 2002; Brito Hernández & Sancho Rafel 2003) and Cape Verde ( Reiner 1996, 2005; Menezes et al. 2004).

Remarks. there are two specimens in the MMFAbout MMF collection, a skin ( MMFAbout MMF 2478) and a mounted specimen on exhibition ( MMFAbout MMF 2678), both obtained in 1941. Maul (1948) refers only the presence of the genus Odontaspis  , as O. noronhai  was already in the collection, but not yet described, and conspired it very rare.

* ▲ Odontaspis noronhai ( Maul, 1955)  —No common name in Madeira; Bigeye sand tiger shark ( Fig. 3 View Figure ) 

Maul 1955: 3 as Carcharias noronhai 

Springer 1973b: 11 | Cadenat & Blache 1981: 131–132 | Compagno 1984a 221–222 | Quéro 1984b: 81 | Springer 1990: 82 | Lloris et al. 1991: 204 | Sanches 1986: 53 | Carneiro et al. 2014: 10

Distribution in Macaronesia. recorded only from Madeira.

Remarks. Madeira is type locality. The holotype is a mounted female specimen, caught off Câmara de Lobos, Madeira, between 600–1600 meters of depth in 13/04/1941 ( MMFAbout MMF 2691). A formalin preserved specimen ( MMFAbout MMF 3376) is also present in MMFAbout MMF collection, but collection details are unknown. Maul (1948) states the genus Odontaspis  as very rare.

MMF

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