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A review of the genus Cephaloscyllium (Chondrichthyes: Carcharhiniformes: Scyliorhinidae) from Taiwanese waters

Hokkaido University, 3-1-1, Hakodate, Hokkaido 041-8611, Japan.
Achilles Co. Ltd., Tokyo, Japan.
National Museum of Marine Biology & Aquarium, Institute of Marine Biodiversity and Evolutionary Biology, National Dong Hwa University, 2 Houwan Road, Checheng, Pintung, 944, Taiwan.
Carcharhiniformes Scyliorhinidae Cephaloscyllium swellsharks taxonomic revision Taiwan


Sharks of the genus Cephaloscyllium from Taiwan were reviewed. After extensive survey of the specimens deposited in museums, universities and fisheries institutions in Taiwan and Japan, the following four species were recognized as valid in Taiwanese waters: C. umbratile Jordan & Fowler, 1903, C. fasciatum Chan, 1966, C. sarawakensis Yano, Ahmad & Gambang, 2005, and C. formosanum Teng, 1962. Cephaloscyllium formosanum is resurrected herein. Four species (C. circulopullum Yano, Ahmad & Gambang, 2005, C. parvum Inoue & Nakaya, 2006, C. pardelotum Schaaf-da Silva & Ebert, 2008, C. maculatum Schaaf-da Silva & Ebert, 2008) are concluded to be junior synonyms. The four valid species here recognized are fully described, and a key to Taiwanese species is provided. The original description of C. formosanum was translated into English from Japanese and is included as an Appendix.


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