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: 484

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Family Scyliorhinidae 

Scyliorhinus canicula (Linnaeus, 1758)  —Pata-roxa; Small-spotted catshark

Lichtenstein 1844: 2 (as Squalus catalus  )

Fowler 1936: 38 | Albuquerque 1954 –56: 93 | Carneiro et al 2014: 11

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

Remarks. no specimens or other material from Madeira were found in natural history museum collections. According to Maul (1976) it does not seem to live in Madeiran waters. At this point, the presence of this species is considered as subject to confirmation.