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Squalus  Linnaeus, 1758
Taxonomic Serial No.: 160616

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Genus  
  Synonym(s): Koinga Whitley, 1939
    Acanthias Leach, 1818
  Common Name(s): spiny dogfish [English]
    spurdogs [English]
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: valid  
  Data Quality Indicators:    
  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  
  Global Species Completeness: complete   
  Latest Record Review: 2012   

 Taxonomic Hierarchy
 KingdomAnimalia  – Animal, animaux, animals  
    SubkingdomBilateria  – triploblasts  
          PhylumChordata  – cordés, cordado, chordates  
             SubphylumVertebrata  – vertebrado, vertébrés, vertebrates  
                      ClassChondrichthyes  – cartilaginous fishes, rays, sharks, condrictes, peixe cartilaginoso, tubarão, poissons cartilagineux, raies, requins  
                         SubclassElasmobranchii  – cartilaginous fishes, rays, sharks, skates, torpedoes  
                               OrderSqualiformes Compagno, 1973 – dogfish sharks  
                                  FamilySqualidae Blainville, 1816 – chiens de mer, cazones aguijones, dogfish sharks, spiny dogfishes  
                                     GenusSqualus Linnaeus, 1758 – spiny dogfish, spurdogs  
    Direct Children:  
                                        Species Squalus acanthias Linnaeus, 1758 – cazón espinoso común, piked dogfish, spiny dogfish, galludo espinoso, aiguillat commun, dogfish, grayfish, spurdog 
                                        Species Squalus acutipinnis Regan, 1908  
                                        Species Squalus acutirostris Chu, Meng and Li, 1984  
                                        Species Squalus albifrons Last, White and Stevens, 2007 – eastern highfin spurdog 
                                        Species Squalus altipinnis Last, White and Stevens, 2007 – western highfin spurdog 
                                        Species Squalus blainville (Risso, 1827) – longnose spurdog 
                                        Species Squalus brevirostris Tanaka, 1917  
                                        Species Squalus bucephalus Last, Séret and Pogonoski, 2007 – aiguillat à grosse tête, bighead spurdog 
                                        Species Squalus chloroculus Last, White and Motomura, 2007 – greeneye spurdog 
                                        Species Squalus crassispinus Last, Edmunds and Yearsley, 2007 – fatspine spurdog 
                                        Species Squalus cubensis Howell Rivero, 1936 – cazón aguijón cubano, Cuban dogfish, galludo cubano 
                                        Species Squalus edmundsi White, Last and Stevens, 2007 – Edmunds' spurdog 
                                        Species Squalus formosus White and Iglésias, 2011  
                                        Species Squalus grahami White, Last and Stevens, 2007 – eastern longnose spurdog 
                                        Species Squalus griffini Phillipps, 1931 – northern spiny dogfish 
                                        Species Squalus hemipinnis White, Last and Yearsley, 2007 – Indonesian shortsnout spurdog 
                                        Species Squalus japonicus Ishikawa, 1908 – Japanese spurdog 
                                        Species Squalus lalannei Baranes, 2003  
                                        Species Squalus megalops (Macleay, 1881) – shortnose spurdog 
                                        Species Squalus melanurus Fourmanoir and Rivaton, 1979 – blacktailed spurdog 
                                        Species Squalus mitsukurii Jordan and Snyder in Jordan and Fowler, 1903 – cazón aguijón galludo, shortspine dogfish, shortspine spurdog 
                                        Species Squalus montalbani Whitley, 1931  
                                        Species Squalus nasutus Last, Marshall and White, 2007 – western longnose spurdog 
                                        Species Squalus notocaudatus Last, White and Stevens, 2007 – bartail spurdog 
                                        Species Squalus rancureli Fourmanoir and Rivaton, 1979 – cyrano spurdog 
                                        Species Squalus raoulensis Duffy and Last, 2007 – Kermadec spiny dogfish 
                                        Species Squalus suckleyi (Girard, 1855) – North Pacific spiny dogfish, spiny dogfish, spotted spiny dogfish 

  Reference for:    
  Other Source(s):    
  Source: Catalog of Fishes, 12-Jan-2012, website (version 12-Jan-12)  
  Acquired: 2012   
  Reference for: Squalus   
  Source: NODC Taxonomic Code, database (version 8.0)  
  Acquired: 1996   
  Reference for: Squalus   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Compagno, Leonard J. V.  
  Publication Date: 1984   
  Article/Chapter Title: Sharks of the World: An annotated and illustrated catalogue of shark species known to date   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: FAO Fisheries Synopsis, no. 125, vol. 4, pt. 1   
  Publisher: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations   
  Publication Place: Rome, Italy   
  Reference for: Squalus   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Compagno, Leonard J. V. / Hamlett, William C., ed.  
  Publication Date: 1999   
  Article/Chapter Title: Checklist of Living Elasmobranchs   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Sharks, Skates, and Rays: The Biology of Elasmobranch Fishes   
  Page(s): 471-498   
  Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press   
  Publication Place: Baltimore, Maryland, USA   
  ISBN/ISSN: 0-8018-6048-2   
  Reference for: Squalus   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Eschmeyer, William N.  
  Publication Date: 1990   
  Article/Chapter Title:    
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Genera of Recent Fishes   
  Page(s): iii + 697   
  Publisher: California Academy of Sciences   
  Publication Place: San Francisco, CA, USA   
  ISBN/ISSN: 0-940228-23-8   
  Reference for: Squalus   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Eschmeyer, William N., ed.  
  Publication Date: 1998   
  Article/Chapter Title: Catalog of Fishes   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Special Publication of the Center for Biodiversity Research and Information, no. 1, vol 1-3   
  Page(s): 2905   
  Publisher: California Academy of Sciences   
  Publication Place: San Francisco, California, USA   
  ISBN/ISSN: 0-940228-47-5   
  Notes: Available online at   
  Reference for: Squalus   

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