Squalus clarkae

Squalus clarkae, also known as the Genie's dogfish, is a species of shark from the Gulf of Mexico and western Atlantic. It was described in 2018 and named in honor of ichthyologist Eugenie Clark.[1][2]

Genie's dogfish
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Chondrichthyes
Order: Squaliformes
Family: Squalidae
Genus: Squalus
Species:
S. clarkae
Binomial name
Squalus clarkae
Pfleger, Grubbs, Cotton & Daly-Engel, 2018

References

  1. PFLEGER, M. O.; GRUBBS, R. D.; COTTON, C. F.; DALY-ENGEL, T. S. (2018). "Squalus clarkae sp. nov., a new dogfish shark from the Northwest Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico, with comments on the Squalus mitsukurii species complex". Zootaxa. 4444 (2): 101–119. doi:10.11646/zootaxa.4444.2.1.
  2. "Newly discovered shark species honors female pioneer". Phys.org.


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