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Acanthidium calceus Lowe, 1839
Synonym for Deania calceus (Lowe, 1839)

  Original name  
  Check ECoF  
  Current accepted name  
  Status details  
senior synonym, original combination
  Status ref.  
calceus is an invariable noun in apposition. Species spelling from ECoF.
  Etymology of specific epithet  
  from ETYFish
Latin for shoe, from the Portuguese vernacular sapata for this and other squaliform sharks, e.g., Centroselachus crepidater, Somniosidae; also known as sapata branca, white shoe, allusion not explained, perhaps referring to how its gray-white body with a long snout resembles a velvet slipper [often misspelled calcea]. (See ETYFish)
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References using the name as accepted
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Scharpf, C. The ETYFish Project, Fish Name Etymology Database.
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