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africana, Squatina Regan [C. T.] 1908:248, Pl. 38 [Annals of the Natal Museum v. 1 (pt 3); ref. 14355] Bird Island, Durban Bay, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, southwestern Indian Ocean. Holotype (unique): BMNH 1906.11.19.21. •Valid as Squatina africana Regan 1908 -- (Compagno 1984:141 [ref. 6474], Bass 1986:107 [ref. 5635], Gubanov & Timoxin 1989:226 [ref. 36138], Fricke 1999:28 [ref. 24106], Compagno 1999:475 [ref. 25589], Manilo & Bogorodsky 2003:S93 [ref. 27377], Last & White 2008:2 [ref. 29746], Theiss & Ebert 2013:83 [ref. 33034], Weigmann 2016:69 [ref. 34211], Acero P. et al. 2016:583 [ref. 34531], Fricke et al. 2018:21 [ref. 35805], Ebert et al. 2021:36 [ref. 38234], Ebert et al. 2021:36 [ref. 38234]). Current status: Valid as Squatina africana Regan 1908. Squatinidae. Distribution: Western Indian Ocean: East Africa, South Africa to Madagascar. Habitat: marine.