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Squalus carcharias (non Linnaeus, 1758)
Misapplied name for Carcharodon carcharias (Linnaeus, 1758)

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Misapplied name
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misapplied name, original combination
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  Comment :   
In Gunnerus 1765. Specific name spelling and year from Ref. 057899; were carchari**s and Gunnerus, 1766 resp. in Ref. 247.
  Etymology of generic noun :   
Genus name from Latin 'squalus' meaning shark (Ref. 6885, 27436). Latin, squalidus = pale, weak (Ref. 45335).
  Etymology of specific epithet :   
From the Greek 'karcharios' which refers to man-eater sharks (Ref. 6885).
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