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Ichthyological Research

, Volume 47, Issue 3–4, pp 223–230 | Cite as

Taxonomic review ofapristurus platyrhynchus and related species from the pacific ocean (chondrichthyes, carcharhiniformes, scyliorhinidae)

  • Kazuhiro Nakaya
  • Keiichi Sato
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Abstract

Apristurus platyrhynchus and four related species were reviewed taxonomically.A. sibogae from Indonesia andA. micropterygeus from the South China Sea were valid species.A. verweyi from the Philippines andA. acanutus from the South China Sea were junior synonyms ofA. platyrhynchus. A. platyrhynchus was re-described, and its new biological information was provided.

Key words

Apristurus platyrhynchus Apristurus acanutus Apristurus verweyi taxonomy synonymy 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Kazuhiro Nakaya
    • 1
  • Keiichi Sato
    • 1
  1. 1.Laboratory of Marine Biodiversity, Faculty of FisheriesHokkaido UniversityHakodateJapan

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