Centroscymnus macrops Hu & Li, 1982

White, William T. & Last, Peter R., 2013, Notes on shark and ray types at the South China Sea Fisheries Research Institute (SCSFRI) in Guangzhou, China, Zootaxa 3752 (1), pp. 228-248: 232-233

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Centroscymnus macrops Hu & Li, 1982
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Centroscymnus macrops Hu & Li, 1982  

[= Centroscymnus coelolepis Barbosa du Bocage & de Brito Capello, 1864   ]

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Centroscymnus macrops Hu & Li   in Chu, Meng, Hu & Li, 1982: 305, fig. 4 (South China Sea).

Centroscymnus macros   (misspelling): Compagno, 1984: 56; possibly a synonym of C. coelolepis   .

Material examined. SCSFRI O 0150 View Materials (holotype), female 792 mm TL, South China Sea, 19°24' N, 114°15.4' E, depth 964 m, 5 Oct 1980 GoogleMaps   .

Remarks. Described by Hu & Li in Chu et al. (1982) based on a single specimen collected in the South China Sea. Compagno (1984) considered C. macrops   to be a possible junior synonym of Centroscymnus coelolepis Barbosa du Bocage & de Brito Capello, 1864   . Examination of the holotype of C. macrops   supports the suggestion that it is a junior synonym of C. coelolepis   . The smooth, uniform golden brown, leaf-shaped denticles which lack ridges are two of the key characters for distinguishing this species. Hu & Li in Chu et al. (1982) stated that C. macrops   differs from C. coelolepis   in a shorter snout (less than eye diameter) and shorter preoral distance (subequal to distance from eye to 1 st gill slit. However, these characters do not take into account intraspecific variation and showed that there is no distinct difference in these snout and preoral length ratios when compared with some Australasian specimens (e.g. Figure 7 View FIGURE 7 ). Thus, as previously suggested, C. macrops   should be considered a junior synonym of Centroscymnus coelolepis Barbosa du Bocage & de Brito Capello, 1864   .

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SCSFRI

South China Sea Fisheries Research Institute

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Chordata

Class

Elasmobranchii

Order

Squaliformes

Family

Somniosidae

Genus

Centroscymnus

Loc

Centroscymnus macrops Hu & Li, 1982

White, William T. & Last, Peter R. 2013
2013
Loc

Centroscymnus macros

Compagno, L. J. V. 1984: 56
1984
Loc

Centroscymnus macrops

Chu, Y. T. & Meng, Q. W. & Hu, A. S. & Li, S. 1982: 305
1982