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Heptranchias dakini Whitley, 1931
Synonym for Heptranchias perlo (Bonnaterre, 1788)

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junior synonym, original combination
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  Etymology of generic noun  
  from ETYFish
hept[a] (Gr.), seven; ranchias, etymology unclear, possibly a variant spelling of anchos (Gr.), gill, possibly with the addition of -ias, borrowed from karkharĂ­as, ancient Greek for shark (cf. Carcharias Rafinesque 1810), referring to how the seven gill openings extend down onto the throat. (See ETYFish)
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References using the name as accepted
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ITIS TSN : None | Catalogue of Life | ZooBank | WoRMS

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