Pentanchidae

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: 468

publication ID

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

publication LSID

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

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/039887A0-FFEB-FFEB-FF22-FE7EFDE70421

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scientific name

Pentanchidae
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Family Pentanchidae 

* Apristurus laurussonii (Saemundsson, 1922)  —No common name in Madeira  ; Iceland catshark or Madeira catshark 

Cadenat & Maul 1966: 60 | Compagno 1984b: 270 | Quéro 1984c: 96–97 | Cadenat & Blache 1981: 186 | Sanches 1986: 63 | Lloris et al. 1991: 221 (as Apristurus maderensis  )

Carneiro et al. 2014: 11.

Distribution in Macaronesia. Madeira, Azores ( Santos et al. 1997; Saldanha & Biscoito 1997; Porteiro et al. 2010; Carneiro et al. 2014) and Canary Islands ( Brito et al. 2002; Brito Hernández & Sancho Rafel 2003).

Remarks. Nakaya & Sato (1998) considered A. maderensis Cadenat & Maul (1966)  as a junior synonym of A. laurussonii  . Two formalin preserved specimens in MMFAbout MMF collections: MMFAbout MMF 18750, the holotype, collected in 1961 in a longline of the black scabbard fish, Aphanopus  spp. and MMFAbout MMF 36797, collected more recently in 2005 at Porto Santo.

* Galeus melastomus Rafinesque, 1810  —Leitão-do-mar; Blackmouth catshark

Lowe 1838: 194 (as Scyllium artedi  )

Lowe 1843–1860: 93–97 | Günther 1870: 406 | Belloc 1934: 129 (as Pristiurus melanostomus  )

Noronha & Sarmento 1934: 114 and 143 (as Pristiurus artedi  )

Nunes 1953: 156 | Albuquerque 1954 –56: 95 (as Galeus melanostomus  )

Fowler 1936: 40 | Noronha & Sarmento 1948: 110 | Maul 1948: 138 | Springer 1973c: 20 | Cadenat & Blache 1981: 167–171 | Sanches 1986: 64 | Menezes et al. 2009: 2690 | Carneiro et al. 2014: 11.

Distribution in Macaronesia. Madeira, Azores ( Santos et al.1997; Arruda 1997; Carneiro et al. 2014) and the Canary Islands ( Brito et al. 2002; Brito Hernández & Sancho Rafel 2003).

Remarks. four formalin preserved specimens in MMFAbout MMF collections, the first dated from 1968 and the last one from 2004. Maul (1948) refers as frequent all year round and the same author (1976) refers that although it is well known from Madeira, it is not often taken.

MMF

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