Family Somniosidae - Sleeper sharks
  Order
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Somniosidae
  Class
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Elasmobranchii
No. in FishBase
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Genera : 5 | Species : 17 Eschmeyer's Catalog of Fishes
  Environment
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Fresh : No | Brackish : Yes | Marine : Yes
  Division
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Marine
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  First Fossil Record
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  Remark
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Arctic to sub-antarctic, all oceans; shelves in cold waters, continental and insular slopes in temperate and tropical waters, some oceanic. Dorsal fins usually without spines (present in a few species but small and in both fins); lateral ridges present on abdomen between pectoral and pelvic fins; luminous organ present in most.
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  Deep Fin Classification
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Species/Synonymy list for the family Somniosidae as currently in FishBase

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Scientifc name Status Senior/Junior synonym Combination
Somniosus microcephalus (Bloch & Schneider, 1801)
acceptedseniornew
Squalus microcephalus Bloch & Schneider, 1801
synonymseniororiginal
Somniosus brevipinna Lesueur, 1818
synonymjuniororiginal
Squalus borealis Scoresby, 1820
synonymjuniororiginal
Squalus norvegianus Blainville, 1825
synonymjuniororiginal
Scymnus gunneri Thienemann, 1828
synonymjuniororiginal
Scymnus glacialis Faber, 1829
synonymjuniororiginal
Scymnus micropterus Valenciennes, 1832
synonymjuniororiginal
synonymjuniororiginal
Squalus carcharias (non Linnaeus, 1758)
misappliedmisappliedoriginal
Squalus squatina (non Linnaeus, 1758)
misappliedmisappliedoriginal
Somniosus antarcticus (non Whitley, 1939)
misappliedmisappliedoriginal
Somniosus rostratus (Risso, 1827)
acceptedseniornew
Scymnus rostratus Risso, 1827
synonymseniororiginal
Somniosus bauchotae Quéro, 1976
synonymjuniororiginal
Somniosus longus (Tanaka, 1912)
acceptedseniornew
synonymseniororiginal
Somniosus rostratus (non Risso, 1827)
misappliedmisappliednew
Somniosus antarcticus Whitley, 1939
acceptedseniororiginal
Somniosus microcephalus (non Bloch & Schneider, 1801)
misappliedmisappliednew
Somniosus pacificus (non Bigelow & Schroeder, 1944)
misappliedmisappliedoriginal
Somniosus pacificus Bigelow & Schroeder, 1944
acceptedseniororiginal
Somniosus microcephalus (non Bloch & Schneider, 1801)
misappliedmisappliednew
Centroscymnus coelolepis Barbosa du Bocage & de Brito Capello, 1864
acceptedseniororiginal
! Centoscymnus coelolepis Barbosa du Bocage & de Brito Capello, 1864
synonymseniororiginal
! Centrocymnus coelolepis Barbosa du Bocage & de Brito Capello, 1864
synonymseniororiginal
Scymnodon melas Bigelow, Schroeder & Springer, 1953
synonymjuniororiginal
Centroscymnus macrops Hu & Li, 1982
synonymjuniororiginal
Centroscymnus crepidater (Barbosa du Bocage & de Brito Capello, 1864)
acceptedseniornew
Centrophorus crepidater Barbosa du Bocage & de Brito Capello, 1864
synonymseniororiginal
Centroselachus crepidater (Barbosa du Bocage & de Brito Capello, 1864)
synonymseniornew
Centrophorus rossi Alcock, 1898
synonymjuniororiginal
Centrophorus jonssonii Saemundsson, 1922
synonymjuniororiginal
synonymjuniororiginal
Centroscymnus owstoni (non Garman, 1906)
misappliedmisappliedoriginal
acceptedseniororiginal
synonymseniornew
synonymseniornew
Etmopterus paessleri Lönnberg, 1907
synonymjuniororiginal
acceptedseniororiginal
! Centroscymnus owstoni Garman, 1906
synonymseniororiginal
synonymjuniororiginal
acceptedseniornew
synonymseniororiginal
Proscymnodon plunketi (Waite, 1910)
synonymseniornew
Scymnodon plunketi (Waite, 1910)
synonymseniornew
Centrophorus waitei Thompson, 1930
synonymjuniororiginal
Scymnodon ringens Barbosa du Bocage & de Brito Capello, 1864
acceptedseniororiginal
Scymnodon ichiharai Yano & Tanaka, 1984
acceptedseniororiginal
Zameus ichiharai (Yano & Tanaka, 1984)
synonymseniornew
Zameus squamulosus (Günther, 1877)
acceptedseniornew
synonymseniororiginal
Centroscymnus squamulosus (Günther, 1877)
synonymseniornew
Scymnodon squamulosus (Günther, 1877)
synonymseniornew
Centroscymnus obscurus Vaillant, 1888
synonymjuniororiginal
Scymnodon obscurus (Vaillant, 1888)
synonymjuniornew
Scymnodon niger Chu & Meng, 1982
synonymjuniororiginal
acceptedseniornew
Scymnodon sherwoodi Archey, 1921
synonymseniororiginal
Scymnodalatias albicauda Taniuchi & Garrick, 1986
acceptedseniororiginal
Scymnodalatias garricki Kukuev & Konovalenko, 1988
acceptedseniororiginal
Scymnodalatias oligodon Kukuev & Konovalenko, 1988
acceptedseniororiginal
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