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centrina, Squalus Linnaeus [C.] 1758:233 [Systema Naturae, Ed. X v. 1; ref. 2787] Mediterranean Sea [original: "In Mari Mediterraneo"]; localities include Marseille, France; Rome, Italy; Lesbos Island, Greece; Syria. No types known. Originally based on at least 20 pre-Linnaean sources including Artedi 1738:67 [ref. 30578] and Artedi 1738:95 [ref. 30349] as Squalus pinna ani carens, ambitu corporis triangulato; Rondelet 1554:384 [ref. 30354] as Centrina, Salviani 1558:156, Pl. [ref. 30229] as Centrina, Willughby 1686:58 [ref. 30164] and Ray 1713:21 [ref. 30231] as Centrine. •Valid as Oxynotus centrina (Linnaeus 1758) -- (Krefft & Tortonese 1973:35 [ref. 7165], Quéro in Whitehead et al. 1984:126 [ref. 13675], Compagno 1984:127 [ref. 6474], Bass et al. 1986:59 [ref. 5636], Springer 1990:20 [ref. 19315], Compagno 1999:474 [ref. 25589], Bilecenoğlu et al. 2002:16 [ref. 26753], Yano & Matsuura 2002:109 [ref. 26346], Yano et al. 2002:363 [ref. 26798], Azevedo et al. 2003:117 [ref. 27250], Fricke et al. 2007:16 [ref. 29533], George 2009:55 [ref. 30539], Weigmann 2016:63 [ref. 34211], Compagno 2016:1203 [ref. 34544], Fricke et al. 2018:21 [ref. 35805]). Current status: Valid as Oxynotus centrina (Linnaeus 1758). Oxynotidae. Distribution: Mediterranean Sea, eastern Atlantic: northwestern North Sea and English Channel to Senegal; Madagascar. Habitat: marine.