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californica, Squatina Ayres [W. O.] 1859:29, Fig. 7 (p. 56) [Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences (Series 1) v. 2 (1858-1862); ref. 155] San Francisco Bay, California, U.S.A. Holotype (unique): CAS (lost). As Rhina californica in caption to Fig. 7 (on p. 54). •Valid as Squatina californica Ayres 1859 -- (Eschmeyer & Herald 1983:44 [ref. 9277], Compagno 1984:144 [ref. 6474], Allen & Robertson 1994:18 [ref. 22193], Bussing & López S. 1994:24 [ref. 23101], Compagno et al. in Fischer et al. 1995:729 [ref. 22829], Gaida 1995:532 [ref. 22403], Chirichigno F. & Vélez D. 1998:30 [ref. 24555], Compagno 1999:475 [ref. 25589], Mecklenburg et al. 2002:89 [ref. 25968], Espinosa Pérez et al. 2004:105 [ref. 27705], Nelson et al. 2004:50 [ref. 27807], Love et al. 2005:4 [ref. 37547], Castro 2011:163 [ref. 31457], Page et al. 2013:54 [ref. 32708], Pietsch & Orr 2015:16 [ref. 34694], Del Moral-Flores et al. 2016:66 [ref. 34398], Weigmann 2016:69 [ref. 34211], Acero P. et al. 2016:583 [ref. 34531], Kells et al. 2016:76 [ref. 35888], Ebert et al. 2017:52 [ref. 35618], Ehemann et al. 2018:24 [ref. 36194], Burton & Lea 2019:30 [ref. 37205], Cañedo-Apolaya et al. 2021:4 [ref. 38306], González-Acosta et al. 2021:7 [ref. 38361]). Current status: Valid as Squatina californica Ayres 1859. Squatinidae. Distribution: Eastern Pacific: Puget Sound (Washington, U.S.A.) south to Pacific coast of Baja California Sur (Mexico); Ecuador south to Peru (questionable from Alaska (U.S.A.)). Habitat: marine.