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Status in World Register of Marine Species

Accepted name: Etmopterus spinax (Linnaeus, 1758)

Scientific synonyms and common names

Etmopterus spinax (Linnaeus, 1758)

Squalus spinax Linnaeus, 1758, Syst.Nat., ed. 10, 1:233.

Squalus niger Gunnerus, 1762
Etmopterus aculeatus Rafinesque, 1810
Squalus (Acanthias) infernus Blainville, 1825
Spinax gunneri Reinhardt, 1825 (1828?)
? Spinax vitalinus de la Pylaie, 1835
Spinax linnei Malm, 1877.

FAO Names:
Velvet belly [English]
Sagre commun [French]
Negrito [Spanish]
SQUAL Etmo 2 [FAO Code]

Velvet belly (Etmopterus spinax)