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stellaris, Squalus Linnaeus [C.] 1758:235 [Systema Naturae, Ed. X v. 1; ref. 2787] Mediterranean Sea and North Sea [original: "in Mari Europ├Žo"]; localities include North Sea; Marseille, France, Mediterranean Sea. Neotype: BMNH 1976.7.30.10. Neotype designated by Fricke 1999:16 [ref. 24101], but withdrawn in Fricke 2000:639 [ref. 24537]. Neotype designated by Soares & Carvalho 2019:106 [ref. 36701]. Originally based on at least 12 pre-Linnaean sources including Artedi 1738:69 [ref. 30578] and Artedi 1738:97 [ref. 30349] as Squalus cinereus, pinnis ventralibus discretis; Rondelet 1554:383 [ref. 30354] and Gesner 1558:199 [ref. 30350] as Canicula saxatil(is), Willughby 1686:63 [ref. 30164] and Ray 1713:22 [ref. 30231] as Catulus maximus, Gronovius 1756:45 (v. 2) [ref. 20783] as Squalus dorso vario inermi, pinnis ventralibus discretis. •Valid as Scyliorhinus stellaris (Linnaeus 1758) -- (Springer 1973:19 [ref. 7162], Quéro in Whitehead et al. 1984:100 [ref. 13675], Compagno 1984:366 [ref. 6846], Springer 1990:93 [ref. 19319], Arruda 1997:17 [ref. 24952], Compagno 1999:480 [ref. 25589], Fricke 1999:15 [ref. 24101], Bilecenoğlu et al. 2002:12 [ref. 26753], Fricke et al. 2007:13 [ref. 29533], George 2009:55 [ref. 30539], Lipej & Dulčić 2010:8 [ref. 36649], Wirtz et al. 2013:115 [ref. 32972] needs confirmation, Soares et al. 2015:358 [ref. 33716], Weigmann 2016:44 [ref. 34211], Compagno 2016:1263 [ref. 34544], Gordon et al. 2016:272 [ref. 34661], Soares & Carvalho 2019:97 [ref. 36701]). Current status: Valid as Scyliorhinus stellaris (Linnaeus 1758). Scyliorhinidae. Distribution: North Sea, Mediterranean Sea, eastern North Atlantic: Shetland Islands and southern Norway to Morocco. Habitat: marine.