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maximus, Squalus Gunnerus [J. E.] 1765:33, Pl. 2 [Der Trondhiemske Selskabs Skrifter v. 3; ref. 18172] Nordland County, northern Norway, Northeastern Atlantic. No types known. Original spelling as Sqvalus maximus due to classical typesetting. Lectotype selected by Fricke 1999:15 [ref. 24101] as the illustration of Gunnerus (1765: Pl. 2) [specimen not in existence]. •Valid as Cetorhinus maximus (Gunnerus 1765) -- (Springer 1973:16 [ref. 7162], Springer & Gilbert 1976:47 [ref. 21287], Eschmeyer & Herald 1983:28 [ref. 9277], Quéro in Whitehead et al. 1984:89 [ref. 13675], Compagno 1984:234 [ref. 6474], Nakaya in Masuda et al. 1984:8 [ref. 6441], Menni 1986:434 [ref. 11487], Bass 1986:101 [ref. 5635], Robins & Ray 1986:19 [ref. 23100], Scott & Scott 1988:17 [ref. 25518], Paxton et al. 1989:67 [ref. 12442], Pequeño 1989:12 [ref. 14125], Paulin et al. 1989:20 [ref. 24556], McAllister 1990:30 [ref. 14674], Springer 1990:86 [ref. 19319], Gomon et al. 1994:144 [ref. 22532], Last & Stevens 1994:159 [ref. 23873], Compagno et al. in Fischer et al. 1995:688 [ref. 22829], Cheng & Zhou 1997:21 [ref. 26385], Murdy et al. 1997:23 [ref. 23144], Santos et al. 1997:10 [ref. 23531], Arruda 1997:16 [ref. 24952], McEachran & Fechhelm 1998:52 [ref. 23897], Chirichigno F. & Vélez D. 1998:44 [ref. 24555], Sokolovskaya et al. 1998:7 [ref. 24670], Compagno 1999:478 [ref. 25589], Fricke 1999:15 [ref. 24101], Brito M. 2000:4 [ref. 37223], Musick et al. 2000:8 [ref. 24959], Nakabo 2000:124 [ref. 25086], Compagno in Randall & Lim 2000:578 [ref. 25122], Sheiko & Fedorov 2000:14 [ref. 25650], Hutchins 2001:13 [ref. 25847], Compagno 2001:91 [ref. 26323], Soto 2001:65, 88 [ref. 26637], Bilecenoğlu et al. 2002:10 [ref. 26753], Branstetter in Collette & Klein-MacPhee 2002:32 [ref. 26158], Mecklenburg et al. 2002:81 [ref. 25968], Nakabo 2002:124 [ref. 26001], Choi et al. 2003:57, 476 [ref. 26218], Compagno 2003:431 [ref. 26984], Gadig & Gomes in Menezes et al. 2003:25 [ref. 27192], Espinosa Pérez et al. 2004:81 [ref. 27705], Nelson et al. 2004:52 [ref. 27807], Compagno et al. 2005:17 [ref. 29145], Golani 2005:9 [ref. 37112], Mundy 2005:97 [ref. 28379], Hoese & Gates 2006:74 [ref. 28997], Fricke 2007:25 [ref. 30577], Fricke et al. 2007:12 [ref. 29533], White 2008:43 [ref. 30617], George 2009:34 [ref. 30539], Lipej & Dulčić 2010:6 [ref. 36649], Møller et al. 2010:16 [ref. 31169], Motomura et al. 2010:68 [ref. 31256], Mecklenburg et al. 2011:115 [ref. 31212], Castro 2011:249 [ref. 31457], Page et al. 2013:50 [ref. 32708], Wirtz et al. 2013:115 [ref. 32972], Ebert et al. 2013:311 [ref. 33045], Parin et al. 2014:18 [ref. 33547], Duffy 2015:69 [ref. 34217], Duffy & Ahyong 2015:106 [ref. 36167], Dyldin 2015:47 [ref. 34524], Pietsch & Orr 2015:13 [ref. 34694], Del Moral-Flores et al. 2016:75 [ref. 34398], Weigmann 2016:13 [ref. 34211], Compagno 2016:1238 [ref. 34544], Nión et al. 2016:19 [ref. 35565], Kells et al. 2016:64 [ref. 35888], Ebert et al. 2017:53 [ref. 35618], Dyldin & Orlov 2018:163 [ref. 35920], Ehemann et al. 2018:21 [ref. 36194], Mecklenburg et al. 2018:24 [ref. 36370], Almeida & Biscoito 2019:58 [ref. 37302], Burton & Lea 2019:27 [ref. 37205], Carneiro et al. 2019:19 [ref. 37250], Stone & Shimada 2019:633 [ref. 37195]). Current status: Valid as Cetorhinus maximus (Gunnerus 1765). Cetorhinidae. Distribution: Circumglobal but antitropical (including Mediterranean Sea, Baltic Sea, North Sea). Habitat: marine.