Family Scyliorhinidae - Cat sharks
  Order
:
Scyliorhinidae
  Class
:
Elasmobranchii
No. in FishBase
:
Genera : 7 | Species : 51 Eschmeyer's Catalog of Fishes
  Environment
:
Fresh : No | Brackish : No | Marine : Yes
  Division
:
Marine
  Aquarium
:
none
  First Fossil Record
:
upper   Jurassic    
Ref..   Berg, L.S. 1958
  Remark
:
Distribution: temperate and tropical seas, temperate and tropical latitudes of the Indian, Atlantic and Pacific oceans Habitat: shallow and deep water on continental and insular shelves and slopes (Ref. 119368); between depths of 0 to 2200 m (Ref. 106604). Usually elongated, catlike eyes with nictitating eyelids. Lower eyelid usually with longitudinal fold. Gill openings 5, the fifth over origin of pectoral fin. Two small, spineless dorsal fins. One of the largest family of sharks, occurring from the intertidal zone to the edges of the continental and insular shelves and down the slopes to depths greater than 2000 m. Spawns large eggs in tough egg-cases with tendrils. Some species are ovoviviparous. Feed mainly on invertebrates and small fishes. Maximum size: 24 to 162 cm TL (Ref. 119368)
  Etymology
:
Greek, skylla = a shark + Greek, rhinos = nose ( Ref. 45335).
  Reproductive guild
:
mixed
  Typical activity level
:
normal
  Main Ref.
:
  Coordinator
:
  Deep Fin Classification
:

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Species/Synonymy list for the family Scyliorhinidae as currently in FishBase

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Scientifc name Status Senior/Junior synonym Combination
Scyliorhininae
Scyliorhinus canicula (Linnaeus, 1758)
acceptedseniornew
Squalus canicula Linnaeus, 1758
synonymseniororiginal
Catulus caniculus (Linnaeus, 1758)
synonymseniornew
Haploblepharus caniculus (Linnaeus, 1758)
synonymseniornew
Scyllium canicula (Linnaeus, 1758)
synonymseniornew
Scyllium caniculus (Linnaeus, 1758)
synonymseniornew
! Sciliorhinus caniculus (Linnaeus, 1758)
synonymseniornew
! Scyliorhinus caniculus (Linnaeus, 1758)
synonymseniornew
! Scyliorhinus cannicula (Linnaeus, 1758)
synonymseniornew
Squalus catulus Linnaeus, 1758
synonymjuniororiginal
Scyllium catulus (Linnaeus, 1758)
synonymjuniornew
Squalus elegans Blainville, 1825
synonymjuniororiginal
ambiguousquestionableoriginal
Scyllium acutidens Vaillant, 1888
ambiguousquestionableoriginal
synonymjuniororiginal
Scyliorhinus stellaris (Linnaeus, 1758)
acceptedseniornew
Squalus stellaris Linnaeus, 1758
synonymseniororiginal
Scyllium catulus Müller & Henle, 1838
synonymjuniororiginal
Scyllium acanthonotum De Filippi, 1857
ambiguousquestionableoriginal
Scyliorhinus besnardi (non Springer & Sadowsky, 1970)
misappliedmisappliedchange in rank
Scyliorhinus capensis (Müller & Henle, 1838)
acceptedseniornew
Scyllium capense Müller & Henle, 1838
synonymseniororiginal
! Sycliorhinus capense (Müller & Henle, 1838)
synonymseniornew
Scyliorhinus retifer (Garman, 1881)
acceptedseniornew
Scyllium retiferum Garman, 1881
synonymseniororiginal
synonymseniornew
Scyliorhinus boa Goode & Bean, 1896
acceptedseniororiginal
! Scylliorhinus boa Goode & Bean, 1896
synonymseniororiginal
Scyliorhinus retifer boa Goode & Bean, 1896
synonymseniorchange in rank
Scyliorhinus haeckelii (Miranda Ribeiro, 1907)
acceptedseniornew
Catulus haeckelii Miranda Ribeiro, 1907
synonymseniororiginal
Scyliorhinus retifer haeckelii (Miranda Ribeiro, 1907)
synonymseniornew
! Scyliorhinus haeckeli (Miranda Ribeiro, 1907)
synonymseniornew
Scyliorhinus fernandezi Weibezahn, 1953
synonymjuniororiginal
Scyliorhinus boa (non Goode & Bean, 1896)
misappliedmisappliedoriginal
Scyliorhinus torazame (Tanaka, 1908)
acceptedseniornew
Catulus torazame Tanaka, 1908
synonymseniororiginal
! Scylliorhinus torazame (Tanaka, 1908)
synonymseniornew
Scyliorhinus rudis Pietschmann, 1908
synonymjuniororiginal
Scyliorhinus tokubee Shirai, Hagiwara & Nakaya, 1992
synonymjuniororiginal
Scyliorhinus duhamelii (Garman, 1913)
acceptedseniornew
Catulus duhamelii Garman, 1913
synonymseniororiginal
Scyliorhinus canicula (non Linnaeus, 1758)
misappliedmisappliednew
Scyliorhinus garmani (Fowler, 1934)
acceptedseniornew
Halaelurus garmani Fowler, 1934
synonymseniororiginal
Scyliorhinus torrei Howell Rivero, 1936
acceptedseniororiginal
Catulus boae Sánchez-Roig, 1931
synonymjuniororiginal
! Scylliorhinus torrei Howell Rivero, 1936
synonymseniororiginal
Scyliorhinus hesperius Springer, 1966
acceptedseniororiginal
Scyliorhinus boa (non Goode & Bean, 1896)
misappliedmisappliedoriginal
Scyliorhinus meadi Springer, 1966
acceptedseniororiginal
synonymseniorchange in rank
Scyliorhinus besnardi Springer & Sadowsky, 1970
acceptedseniorchange in rank
Scyliorhinus retifer besnardi Springer & Sadowsky, 1970
synonymseniororiginal
Scyliorhinus cervigoni Maurin & Bonnet, 1970
acceptedseniororiginal
! Scylliorhinus cervigoni Maurin & Bonnet, 1970
synonymseniororiginal
Scyliorhinus stellaris (non Linnaeus, 1758)
misappliedmisappliednew
acceptedseniororiginal
Scyliorhinus ugoi Soares, Gadig & Gomes, 2015
acceptedseniororiginal
Scyliorhinus cabofriensis Soares, Gomes & Carvalho, 2016
acceptedseniororiginal
Scyliorhinus sp. Not applicable
synonymotherother
Scyliorhinus hachijoensis Ito, Fujii, Nohara & Tanaka, 2022
acceptedseniororiginal
Poroderma africanum (Gmelin, 1789)
acceptedseniornew
Squalus africanus Gmelin, 1789
synonymseniororiginal
synonymseniornew
Scyllium africanum (Gmelin, 1789)
synonymseniornew
Squalus vittatus Shaw, 1798
synonymjuniororiginal
Squalus striatus Forster, 1844
synonymjuniororiginal
Poroderma pantherinum (Smith, 1838)
acceptedseniornew
synonymseniororiginal
! Poroderma pantherium (Smith, 1838)
synonymseniornew
Scyllium pantherinum Müller & Henle, 1845
ambiguoushomonymoriginal
Scyllium variegatum Müller & Henle, 1838
synonymjuniororiginal
Poroderma variegatum (Müller & Henle, 1838)
synonymjuniornew
Scyllium leopardinum Müller & Henle, 1838
ambiguousotheroriginal
Scyllium maeandrinum Müller & Henle, 1838
synonymjuniororiginal
synonymjuniororiginal
Poroderma marleyi Fowler, 1934
synonymjuniororiginal
Cephaloscyllium laticeps (Duméril, 1853)
acceptedseniornew
Scyllium laticeps Duméril, 1853
synonymseniororiginal
synonymjuniororiginal
synonymjuniorchange in rank
synonymjuniorchange in rank
Cephaloscyllium isabella (Bonnaterre, 1788)
acceptedseniornew
Squalus isabella Bonnaterre, 1788
synonymseniororiginal
! Cephaloscyllium isabellum (Bonnaterre, 1788)
synonymseniornew
! Cephaloscyllium sabella (Bonnaterre, 1788)
synonymseniornew
Squalus isabella Gmelin, 1789
ambiguoushomonymoriginal
! Scyllium sabella (Gmelin, 1789)
ambiguousjuniornew
Scyllium lima Richardson, 1843
synonymjuniororiginal
acceptedseniornew
Scyllium ventriosum Garman, 1880
synonymseniororiginal
Catulus uter Jordan & Gilbert, 1896
synonymjuniororiginal
Cephaloscyllium uter (Jordan & Gilbert, 1896)
synonymjuniornew
Cephaloscyllium umbratile Jordan & Fowler, 1903
acceptedseniororiginal
provisionally acceptedjuniororiginal
Cephaloscyllium isabellum (non Bonnaterre, 1788)
misappliedmisappliednew
acceptedseniornew
synonymseniororiginal
acceptedseniororiginal
Cephaloscyllium pardelotum Schaaf-Da Silva & Ebert, 2008
synonymjuniororiginal
Cephaloscyllium maculatum Schaaf-Da Silva & Ebert, 2008
synonymjuniororiginal
Cephaloscyllium silasi (Talwar, 1974)
acceptedseniornew
Scyliorhinus silasi Talwar, 1974
synonymseniororiginal
Cephaloscyllium sarawakense Yano, Ahmad & Gambang, 2005
acceptedseniororiginal
Cephaloscyllium sp. Not applicable
synonymotherother
! Cephaloscyllium sarawakensis Yano, Ahmad & Gambang, 2005
synonymseniororiginal
Cephaloscyllium circulopullum Yano, Ahmad & Gambang, 2005
synonymjuniororiginal
Cephaloscyllium parvum Inoue & Nakaya, 2006
synonymjuniororiginal
Cephaloscyllium isabellum (non Bonnaterre, 1788)
misappliedmisappliednew
Cephaloscyllium umbratile (non Jordan & Fowler, 1903)
misappliedmisappliedoriginal
Cephaloscyllium sufflans (non Regan, 1921)
misappliedmisappliednew
misappliedmisappliedoriginal
Cephaloscyllium albipinnum Last, Motomura & White, 2008
acceptedseniororiginal
Cephaloscyllium sp. A Not applicable
synonymotherother
Cephaloscyllium nascione (non Whitley, 1932)
misappliedmisappliedchange in rank
Cephaloscyllium cooki Last, Séret & White, 2008
acceptedseniororiginal
Cephaloscyllium hiscosellum White & Ebert, 2008
acceptedseniororiginal
Cephaloscyllium fasciatum (non Chan, 1966)
misappliedmisappliedoriginal
Cephaloscyllium pictum Last, Séret & White, 2008
acceptedseniororiginal
Cephaloscyllium sp. E Not applicable
synonymotherother
Cephaloscyllium signourum Last, Séret & White, 2008
acceptedseniororiginal
Cephaloscyllium sp. E Not applicable
synonymotherother
Cephaloscyllium speccum Last, Séret & White, 2008
acceptedseniororiginal
Cephaloscyllium sp. E Not applicable
synonymotherother
Cephaloscyllium variegatum Last & White, 2008
acceptedseniororiginal
Cephaloscyllium sp. B Not applicable
ambiguousquestionableother
Cephaloscyllium sp. C Not applicable
synonymotherother
synonymotherother
Cephaloscyllium zebrum Last & White, 2008
acceptedseniororiginal
Cephaloscyllium sp. D Not applicable
synonymotherother
Cephaloscyllium stevensi Clark & Randall, 2011
acceptedseniororiginal
Atelomycterinae
Atelomycterus marmoratus (Anonymous [Bennett], 1830)
acceptedseniornew
Scyllium marmoratum Anonymous [Bennett], 1830
synonymseniororiginal
! Ateleomycterus marmoratum (Anonymous [Bennett], 1830)
synonymseniornew
! Atelomycterus marmoratum (Anonymous [Bennett], 1830)
synonymseniornew
synonymjuniororiginal
Scyllium pardus Temminck, 1838
synonymjuniororiginal
acceptedseniororiginal
Atelomycterus fasciatus Compagno & Stevens, 1993
acceptedseniororiginal
Atelomycterus baliensis White, Last & Dharmadi, 2005
acceptedseniororiginal
Atelomycterus marnkalha Jacobsen & Bennett, 2007
acceptedseniororiginal
Atelomycterus sp. Not applicable
synonymotherother
Atelomycterus erdmanni Fahmi & White, 2015
acceptedseniororiginal
acceptedseniornew
Catulus labiosus Waite, 1905
synonymseniororiginal
Halaelurus labiosus (Waite, 1905)
synonymseniornew
Squalus maculatus Bloch & Schneider, 1801
ambiguousquestionableoriginal
acceptedseniororiginal
Schroederichthyinae
acceptedseniororiginal
Schroederichthys bivius (Müller & Henle, 1838)
acceptedseniornew
Scyllium bivium Müller & Henle, 1838
synonymseniororiginal
Halaelurus bivius (Müller & Henle, 1838)
synonymseniornew
Schroederichthys chilensis (Guichenot, 1848)
acceptedseniornew
Scyllium chilense Guichenot, 1848
synonymseniororiginal
Halaelurus chilensis (Guichenot, 1848)
synonymseniornew
Scyllium brevicolle Philippi, 1887
synonymjuniororiginal
acceptedseniororiginal
acceptedseniororiginal
Akheilos suwartanai White, Fahmi & Weigmann, 2019
acceptedseniororiginal
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