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Eschmeyer's Catalog of Fishes
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pantherinum, Scyllium Müller [J.] & Henle [F. G. J.] (ex Smith) 1838:13 [Systematische Beschreibung der Plagiostomen; ref. 3069] Cape of Good Hope, South Africa, southeastern Atlantic. Syntypes: BMNH 1845.7.3.145 (stuffed); RMNH uncat. (1, whereabouts unknown); UTZI uncat. (1, whereabouts unknown). Appeared first as name only in Smith 1838:85 [ref. 4034]. Evidently Müller & Henle alone were responsible for the description, so authorship is regarded as Müller & Henle (ex Smith). Based on multiple sources including manuscript name by A. Smith (BMNH), specimen in RMNH, and drawing by W. von Rapp (UTZI). •Valid as Poroderma pantherinum (Müller & Henle 1838) -- (Compagno 1984:349 [ref. 6846], Bass 1986:95 [ref. 5635], Gubanov & Timoxin 1989:221 [ref. 36138], Fricke 1999:17 [ref. 24106], Compagno 1999:480 [ref. 25589], Human 2006:13 [ref. 28714] with author as Smith, Weigmann 2016:42 [ref. 34211], Fricke et al. 2018:10 [ref. 35805]). Current status: Valid as Poroderma pantherinum (Müller & Henle 1838). Scyliorhinidae. Distribution: Southeastern Atlantic, southwestern Indian Ocean: South Africa (Algoa Bay to KwaZulu-Natal), Madagascar, Mauritius (Mascarenes). Habitat: marine.