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Scyliorhinus melanostigma Norman, 1939
Synonym for Holohalaelurus melanostigma Norman, 1939
Check Catalog of Fishes: Genus: Scyliorhinus; Species: melanostigma; Original reference
  Current accepted name :   
  Status details:   
senior synonym, original combination
  Status ref. :   
  Comment :   
Subgenus: Halaelurus.
  Etymology of Generic name : 
Greek, skylla = a kind of shark + Greek, rhinos = nose (Ref. 45335).
Etymology of specific name : 
Name most likely derived from Greek 'melano' for black and 'stgma' for mark or spot, referring to the dark colored spots on the dorsal surface of the body (Ref. 75585).
  Status in Catalogue of Life:   
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