Centroscymnus

Taxonavigation: Squaliformes 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Cladus: Unikonta
Cladus: Opisthokonta
Cladus: Holozoa
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Superphylum: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Classis: Chondrichthyes
Subclassis: Elasmobranchii
Superordo: Selachimorpha
Ordo: Squaliformes

Familia: Somniosidae
Genus: Centroscymnus

Species: C. coelolepis – C. crepidater – C. macracanthus – C. owstonii – C. plunketi

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Centroscymnus Barbosa du Bocage & de Brito Capello, 1864

Etymology: from kentron (= thorn or spine), referring to spines on both dorsal fins, and scymnus, an ancient name for some kind of shark, derived from Greek word for lion cub. (From The ETYFish project)

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