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Proscyllium venustum
Provisionally accepted name for Proscyllium venustum (Tanaka, 1912)

  Original name  
  Check ECoF  
  Current accepted name  
Provisionally accepted name
  Status details  
senior synonym, new combination
  Status ref.  
Year from ECoF.
  Etymology of generic noun  
  from ETYFish
pro (L.), in front of, probably referring to far forward placement of dorsal fin compared with Scyllium (=Scyliorhinus, Scyliorhinidae). (See ETYFish)
  Etymology of specific epithet  
  from ETYFish
Latin for beautiful, probably referring to its spotted color pattern, as reflected in its local Japanese name Hyozame, meaning Leopard Shark [treated as a junior synonym of P. habereri by some workers]. (See ETYFish)
  Link to references  
References using the name as accepted
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Scharpf, C. The ETYFish Project, Fish Name Etymology Database.
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