Carpet shark

Carpet shark

Overview
The carpet sharks are an order
Order (biology)
In scientific classification used in biology, the order is# a taxonomic rank used in the classification of organisms. Other well-known ranks are life, domain, kingdom, phylum, class, family, genus, and species, with order fitting in between class and family...

, Orectolobiformes, of shark
Shark
Sharks are a type of fish with a full cartilaginous skeleton and a highly streamlined body. The earliest known sharks date from more than 420 million years ago....

s, so called because many members have ornate patterns reminiscent of carpets.

Carpet sharks have two dorsal fin
Dorsal fin
A dorsal fin is a fin located on the backs of various unrelated marine and freshwater vertebrates, including most fishes, marine mammals , and the ichthyosaurs...

s, without spines, and a small mouth that is forward of the eyes. Many have barbel
Barbel (anatomy)
A barbel on a fish is a slender, whiskerlike tactile organ near the mouth. Fish that have barbels include the catfish, the carp, the goatfish, sturgeon, the zebrafish and some species of shark...

s and small gill slit
Gill slit
Gill slits are individual openings to gills, i.e., multiple gill arches, which lack a single outer cover. Such gills are characteristic of Cartilaginous fish such as sharks, rays, sawfish, and guitarfish. Most of these have five pairs, but a few species have 6 or 7 pairs...

s, with the fifth slit overlapping the fourth. The upper lobe of the caudal fin tends to be mostly in line with the body, while the lower lobe is poorly developed, except in the case of the whale shark
Whale shark
The whale shark, Rhincodon typus, is a slow-moving filter feeding shark, the largest extant fish species. The largest confirmed individual had a length of and a weight of more than , but unconfirmed claims report considerably larger whale sharks...

.
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The carpet sharks are an order
Order (biology)
In scientific classification used in biology, the order is# a taxonomic rank used in the classification of organisms. Other well-known ranks are life, domain, kingdom, phylum, class, family, genus, and species, with order fitting in between class and family...

, Orectolobiformes, of shark
Shark
Sharks are a type of fish with a full cartilaginous skeleton and a highly streamlined body. The earliest known sharks date from more than 420 million years ago....

s, so called because many members have ornate patterns reminiscent of carpets.

Carpet sharks have two dorsal fin
Dorsal fin
A dorsal fin is a fin located on the backs of various unrelated marine and freshwater vertebrates, including most fishes, marine mammals , and the ichthyosaurs...

s, without spines, and a small mouth that is forward of the eyes. Many have barbel
Barbel (anatomy)
A barbel on a fish is a slender, whiskerlike tactile organ near the mouth. Fish that have barbels include the catfish, the carp, the goatfish, sturgeon, the zebrafish and some species of shark...

s and small gill slit
Gill slit
Gill slits are individual openings to gills, i.e., multiple gill arches, which lack a single outer cover. Such gills are characteristic of Cartilaginous fish such as sharks, rays, sawfish, and guitarfish. Most of these have five pairs, but a few species have 6 or 7 pairs...

s, with the fifth slit overlapping the fourth. The upper lobe of the caudal fin tends to be mostly in line with the body, while the lower lobe is poorly developed, except in the case of the whale shark
Whale shark
The whale shark, Rhincodon typus, is a slow-moving filter feeding shark, the largest extant fish species. The largest confirmed individual had a length of and a weight of more than , but unconfirmed claims report considerably larger whale sharks...

. While many in the order are small, the whale shark is the largest living fish.

Classification


The order is small, with only around 43 species
Species
In biology, a species is one of the basic units of biological classification and a taxonomic rank. A species is often defined as a group of organisms capable of interbreeding and producing fertile offspring. While in many cases this definition is adequate, more precise or differing measures are...

 in seven families
Family
In human context, a family is a group of people affiliated by consanguinity, affinity, or co-residence. In most societies it is the principal institution for the socialization of children...

 in 13 genera
Genus
In biology, a genus is a low-level taxonomic rank used in the biological classification of living and fossil organisms, which is an example of definition by genus and differentia...

:

Order Orectolobiformes
  • Family Brachaeluridae
    Brachaeluridae
    The Brachaeluridae, or blind sharks, are a small family of sharks in the order Orectolobiformes. There are only two species of blind shark, both of which are native to shallow coastal waters up to depth, off the eastern coast of Australia....

     Applegate (Blind sharks)
    • Genus Brachaelurus Ogilby
      James Douglas Ogilby
      James Douglas Ogilby was an Australian ichthyologist.Ogilby was born in Belfast, Ireland, and was the son of zoologist William Ogilby. He received his education at Winchester College, England, and Trinity College, Dublin.Ogilby worked for the British Museum before joining the Australian Museum in...

      , 1908
      • Brachaelurus waddi (Bloch
        Marcus Elieser Bloch
        Marcus Elieser Bloch was a German medical doctor and naturalist. He is generally considered one of the most important ichthyologists of the 18th century.- Life :...

         & J. G. Schneider
        Johann Gottlob Schneider
        Johann Gottlob Theaenus Schneider was a German classicist and naturalist.-Biography:Schneider was born at Collm in Saxony...

        , 1801)
        (Blind shark)
    • Genus Heteroscyllium Regan, 1908
      • Heteroscyllium colcloughi (Ogilby
        James Douglas Ogilby
        James Douglas Ogilby was an Australian ichthyologist.Ogilby was born in Belfast, Ireland, and was the son of zoologist William Ogilby. He received his education at Winchester College, England, and Trinity College, Dublin.Ogilby worked for the British Museum before joining the Australian Museum in...

        , 1908)
        (Bluegrey carpetshark)
  • Family Ginglymostomatidae Gill
    Theodore Gill
    Theodore Nicholas Gill was an American ichthyologist, mammalogist, malacologist and librarian.Born and educated in New York City under private tutors, Gill early showed interest in natural history. He was associated with J...

    , 1862
    (Nurse sharks)
    • Genus Ginglymostoma J. P. Müller
      Johannes Peter Müller
      Johannes Peter Müller , was a German physiologist, comparative anatomist, and ichthyologist not only known for his discoveries but also for his ability to synthesize knowledge.-Early years and education:...

       & Henle
      Friedrich Gustav Jakob Henle
      Friedrich Gustav Jakob Henle was a German physician, pathologist and anatomist. He is credited with the discovery of the loop of Henle in the kidney. His essay "On Miasma and Contagia" was an early argument for the germ theory of disease...

      , 1837
      • Ginglymostoma cirratum Bonnaterre
        Pierre Joseph Bonnaterre
        Abbé Pierre Joseph Bonnaterre was a French naturalist who contributed sections on cetaceans, mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, and insects to the Tableau encyclopédique et méthodique...

        , 1788
        (Nurse shark)
    • Genus Nebrius Rüppell
      Eduard Rüppell
      Wilhelm Peter Eduard Simon Rüppell was a German naturalist and explorer. Rüppell is occasionally transliterated to "Rueppell" for the English alphabet....

      , 1837
      • Nebrius ferrugineus (Lesson, 1831) (Tawny nurse shark)
    • Genus Pseudoginglymostoma Dingerkus, 1986
      • Pseudoginglymostoma brevicaudatum (Günther
        Albert C. L. G. Günther
        Albert Karl Ludwig Gotthilf Günther FRS, also Albert Charles Lewis Gotthilf Günther , was a German-born British zoologist, ichthyologist, and herpetologist....

        , 1867)
        (Short-tail nurse shark)
  • Family Hemiscylliidae
    Hemiscylliidae
    Hemiscylliidae is a family of sharks in the order Orectolobiformes, commonly known as longtail carpet sharks or bamboo sharks. They are found in shallow waters of the tropical Indo-Pacific....

     Gill
    Theodore Gill
    Theodore Nicholas Gill was an American ichthyologist, mammalogist, malacologist and librarian.Born and educated in New York City under private tutors, Gill early showed interest in natural history. He was associated with J...

    , 1862
    (Bamboo sharks)
    • Genus Chiloscyllium J. P. Müller
      Johannes Peter Müller
      Johannes Peter Müller , was a German physiologist, comparative anatomist, and ichthyologist not only known for his discoveries but also for his ability to synthesize knowledge.-Early years and education:...

       & Henle
      Friedrich Gustav Jakob Henle
      Friedrich Gustav Jakob Henle was a German physician, pathologist and anatomist. He is credited with the discovery of the loop of Henle in the kidney. His essay "On Miasma and Contagia" was an early argument for the germ theory of disease...

      , 1837
      • Chiloscyllium arabicum Gubanov, 1980 (Arabian carpetshark)
      • Chiloscyllium burmensis Dingerkus & DeFino, 1983 (Burmese bamboo shark)
      • Chiloscyllium caerulopunctatum Pellegrin
        Jacques Pellegrin
        Jacques Pellegrin was a French zoologist.Pellegrin was born in Paris, and studied natural history. In 1894 he became assistant chairman of zoology at the Muséum national d'histoire naturelle, replacing Léon Vaillant .He got his doctorates in medicine and science...

        , 1914
        (Bluespotted bamboo shark)
      • Chiloscyllium griseum J. P. Müller
        Johannes Peter Müller
        Johannes Peter Müller , was a German physiologist, comparative anatomist, and ichthyologist not only known for his discoveries but also for his ability to synthesize knowledge.-Early years and education:...

         & Henle
        Friedrich Gustav Jakob Henle
        Friedrich Gustav Jakob Henle was a German physician, pathologist and anatomist. He is credited with the discovery of the loop of Henle in the kidney. His essay "On Miasma and Contagia" was an early argument for the germ theory of disease...

        , 1838
        (Grey bamboo shark)
      • Chiloscyllium hasseltii Bleeker
        Pieter Bleeker
        Pieter Bleeker was a Dutch medical doctor and ichthyologist, famous for his work on the fishes of East Asia – Atlas Ichthyologique des Orientales Neerlandaises – which was published 1862–1877....

        , 1852
        (Hasselt's bamboo shark)
      • Chiloscyllium indicum (J. F. Gmelin
        Johann Friedrich Gmelin
        Johann Friedrich Gmelin was a German naturalist, botanist, entomologist, herpetologist and malacologist.- Education :Johann Friedrich Gmelin was born as the eldest son of Philipp Friedrich Gmelin in 1748 in Tübingen...

        , 1789)
        (Slender bamboo shark)
      • Chiloscyllium plagiosum (Anonymous, referred to Bennett
        Edward Turner Bennett
        Edward Turner Bennett was an English zoologist and writer. He was the elder brother of the botanist John Joseph Bennett. Bennett was born at Hackney and practiced as a surgeon, but his chief pursuit was always zoology...

        , 1830)
        (Whitespotted bamboo shark)
      • Chiloscyllium punctatum J. P. Müller
        Johannes Peter Müller
        Johannes Peter Müller , was a German physiologist, comparative anatomist, and ichthyologist not only known for his discoveries but also for his ability to synthesize knowledge.-Early years and education:...

         & Henle
        Friedrich Gustav Jakob Henle
        Friedrich Gustav Jakob Henle was a German physician, pathologist and anatomist. He is credited with the discovery of the loop of Henle in the kidney. His essay "On Miasma and Contagia" was an early argument for the germ theory of disease...

        , 1838
        (Brownbanded bamboo shark)
    • Genus Hemiscyllium J. P. Müller
      Johannes Peter Müller
      Johannes Peter Müller , was a German physiologist, comparative anatomist, and ichthyologist not only known for his discoveries but also for his ability to synthesize knowledge.-Early years and education:...

       & Henle
      Friedrich Gustav Jakob Henle
      Friedrich Gustav Jakob Henle was a German physician, pathologist and anatomist. He is credited with the discovery of the loop of Henle in the kidney. His essay "On Miasma and Contagia" was an early argument for the germ theory of disease...

      , 1837
      • Hemiscyllium freycineti (Quoy
        Jean René Constant Quoy
        Jean René Constant Quoy was a French zoologist.Along with Joseph Paul Gaimard he served as naturalist aboard La Coquille under Louis Isidore Duperrey during its circumnavigation of the globe , and the Astrolabe under the command of Jules Dumont d'Urville...

         & Gaimard
        Joseph Paul Gaimard
        Joseph Paul Gaimard was a French naval surgeon and naturalist.Along with Jean René Constant Quoy he served as naturalist on the ships L'Uranie under Louis de Freycinet 1817-1820, and L'Astrolabe under Jules Dumont d'Urville 1826-1829...

        , 1824)
        (Indonesian speckled carpetshark)
      • Hemiscyllium galei
        Hemiscyllium galei
        Hemiscyllium galei is a species of bamboo shark in the family Hemiscylliidae. Together with H. henryi, it was only scientifically described in 2008 by Gerald R. Allen and Mark V. Erdmann. At present, H. galei is only known from depths of at reefs in the Cenderawasih Bay in West Papua, Indonesia....

        G. R. Allen & Erdmann, 2008
      • Hemiscyllium hallstromi Whitley
        Gilbert Percy Whitley
        Gilbert Percy Whitley was a British-born Australian ichthyologist and malacologist who was Curator of Fishes at the Australian Museum in Sydney for about 40 years. He was born at Swaythling, Southampton, England, and was educated at King Edward VI School, Southampton and Osborne House...

        , 1967
        (Papuan epaulette shark)
      • Hemiscyllium henryi
        Hemiscyllium henryi
        Hemiscyllium henryi is a species of bamboo shark in the family Hemiscylliidae. Together with H. galei, it was only scientifically described in 2008. At present, H. henryi is only known from depths of at reefs near Triton Bay in West Papua, Indonesia. It reaches a length of , and is covered in...

        G. R. Allen & Erdmann, 2008
      • Hemiscyllium michaeli
        Hemiscyllium michaeli
        Hemiscyllium michaeli, commonly known as the Milne Bay epaulette shark, is a species of bamboo shark in the genus Hemiscyllium. It is a tropical shark known from the shallow ocean in the Milne Bay region of eastern Papua New Guinea. The epaulette sharks of this region have long been confused with...

        G. R. Allen & Dudgeon, 2010 (Milne Bay epaulette shark)
      • Hemiscyllium ocellatum (Bonnaterre
        Pierre Joseph Bonnaterre
        Abbé Pierre Joseph Bonnaterre was a French naturalist who contributed sections on cetaceans, mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, and insects to the Tableau encyclopédique et méthodique...

        , 1788)
        (Epaulette shark)
      • Hemiscyllium strahani Whitley
        Gilbert Percy Whitley
        Gilbert Percy Whitley was a British-born Australian ichthyologist and malacologist who was Curator of Fishes at the Australian Museum in Sydney for about 40 years. He was born at Swaythling, Southampton, England, and was educated at King Edward VI School, Southampton and Osborne House...

        , 1967
        (Hooded carpetshark)
      • Hemiscyllium trispeculare J. Richardson
        John Richardson (naturalist)
        Sir John Richardson was a Scottish naval surgeon, naturalist and arctic explorer.Richardson was born at Dumfries. He studied medicine at Edinburgh University, and became a surgeon in the navy in 1807. He traveled with John Franklin in search of the Northwest Passage on the Coppermine Expedition of...

        , 1843
        (Speckled carpetshark)
  • Family Orectolobidae Gill
    Theodore Gill
    Theodore Nicholas Gill was an American ichthyologist, mammalogist, malacologist and librarian.Born and educated in New York City under private tutors, Gill early showed interest in natural history. He was associated with J...

    , 1896
    (Carpet sharks)
    • Genus Eucrossorhinus Regan, 1908
      • Eucrossorhinus dasypogon (Bleeker
        Pieter Bleeker
        Pieter Bleeker was a Dutch medical doctor and ichthyologist, famous for his work on the fishes of East Asia – Atlas Ichthyologique des Orientales Neerlandaises – which was published 1862–1877....

        , 1867)
        (Tasselled wobbegong)
    • Genus Orectolobus
      Orectolobus
      Orectolobus is a genus of carpet sharks in the family Orectolobidae. They are commonly known as wobbegongs, although this name also applies to the other members of the family....

      Bonaparte
      Charles Lucien Bonaparte
      Charles Lucien Jules Laurent Bonaparte, 2nd Prince of Canino and Musignano was a French naturalist and ornithologist.-Biography:...

      , 1834
      • Orectolobus floridus Last & Chidlow, 2008 (Floral banded wobbegong)
      • Orectolobus halei
        Orectolobus halei
        Orectolobus halei, the Gulf wobbegong or banded wobbegong, is a carpet shark in the family Orectolobidae, found in southern Australia between Southport, Queensland and Norwegian Bay, Western Australia....

        Whitley
        Gilbert Percy Whitley
        Gilbert Percy Whitley was a British-born Australian ichthyologist and malacologist who was Curator of Fishes at the Australian Museum in Sydney for about 40 years. He was born at Swaythling, Southampton, England, and was educated at King Edward VI School, Southampton and Osborne House...

        , 1940
        .
      • Orectolobus hutchinsi
        Orectolobus hutchinsi
        Orectolobus hutchinsi, the western wobbegong, is a species of carpet shark in the family Orectolobidae. Despite having been known for many years , it only received its scientific name in 2006. It is found at rocky reefs off Western Australia between Bremer Bay and Coral Bay at depths down to...

        Last, Chidlow & Compagno, 2006. (Western wobbegong)
      • Orectolobus japonicus Regan, 1906 (Japanese wobbegong)
      • Orectolobus leptolineatus Last, Pogonoski & W. T. White, 2010 (Indonesian wobbegong)
      • Orectolobus maculatus (Bonnaterre
        Pierre Joseph Bonnaterre
        Abbé Pierre Joseph Bonnaterre was a French naturalist who contributed sections on cetaceans, mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, and insects to the Tableau encyclopédique et méthodique...

        , 1788)
        (Spotted wobbegong)
      • Orectolobus ornatus (De Vis
        Charles Walter De Vis
        Charles Walter de Vis , known as Devis before about 1882, was an English zoologist and ornithologist...

        , 1883)
        (Ornate wobbegong)
      • Orectolobus parvimaculatus Last & Chidlow, 2008 (Dwarf spotted wobbegong)
      • Orectolobus reticulatus
        Orectolobus reticulatus
        The network wobbegong is a recently described species of carpet shark found in relatively shallow waters off north-western Australia. With a known maximum length of only , it may be the smallest species of wobbegong....

        Last, Pogonoski & W. T. White, 2008 (Network wobbegong)
      • Orectolobus wardi Whitley
        Gilbert Percy Whitley
        Gilbert Percy Whitley was a British-born Australian ichthyologist and malacologist who was Curator of Fishes at the Australian Museum in Sydney for about 40 years. He was born at Swaythling, Southampton, England, and was educated at King Edward VI School, Southampton and Osborne House...

        , 1939
        (Northern wobbegong)
    • Genus Sutorectus Whitley
      Gilbert Percy Whitley
      Gilbert Percy Whitley was a British-born Australian ichthyologist and malacologist who was Curator of Fishes at the Australian Museum in Sydney for about 40 years. He was born at Swaythling, Southampton, England, and was educated at King Edward VI School, Southampton and Osborne House...

      , 1939
      • Sutorectus tentaculatus (W. K. H. Peters
        Wilhelm Peters
        Wilhelm Karl Hartwich Peters was a German naturalist and explorer.He was assistant to Johannes Peter Müller and later curator of the Berlin Zoological Museum. In September 1842 he travelled to Mozambique via Angola. He returned to Berlin with an enormous collection of natural history specimens...

        , 1864)
        (Cobbler wobbegong)
  • Family Parascylliidae
    Parascylliidae
    The Parascylliidae, or collared carpet sharks are a family of sharks. They are only found in shallow waters of the western Pacific.They are relatively small sharks, with the largest species reaching no more than in adult length. They have elongated, slender, bodies, cat-like eyes, and barbels...

     Gill
    Theodore Gill
    Theodore Nicholas Gill was an American ichthyologist, mammalogist, malacologist and librarian.Born and educated in New York City under private tutors, Gill early showed interest in natural history. He was associated with J...

    , 1862
    (Collared carpet sharks)
    • Genus Cirrhoscyllium
      Cirrhoscyllium
      Cirrhoscyllium is a genus of Carpetsharks in the family Parascylliidae. It currently contains the following species:* Cirrhoscyllium expolitum H. M. Smith & Radcliffe, 1913...

      H. M. Smith
      Hugh McCormick Smith
      Hugh McCormick Smith was an American ichthyologist and administrator in the Bureau of Fisheries.-Biography:...

       & Radcliffe
      Lewis Radcliffe
      Lewis Radcliffe was a naturalist, malacologist, and ichthyologist. He was Deputy Commissioner of the United States Bureau of Fisheries until 1932 and was the assistant naturalist under Hugh McCormick Smith for the 1907-1910 Philippines Expedition. During his life, he described numerous new species...

      , 1913
      • Cirrhoscyllium expolitum H. M. Smith
        Hugh McCormick Smith
        Hugh McCormick Smith was an American ichthyologist and administrator in the Bureau of Fisheries.-Biography:...

         & Radcliffe
        Lewis Radcliffe
        Lewis Radcliffe was a naturalist, malacologist, and ichthyologist. He was Deputy Commissioner of the United States Bureau of Fisheries until 1932 and was the assistant naturalist under Hugh McCormick Smith for the 1907-1910 Philippines Expedition. During his life, he described numerous new species...

        , 1913
        (Barbelthroat carpetshark)
      • Cirrhoscyllium formosanum Teng, 1959 (Taiwan saddled carpetshark)
      • Cirrhoscyllium japonicum Kamohara, 1943 (Saddle carpetshark)
    • Genus Parascyllium
      Parascyllium
      Parascyllium is a genus of Carptesharks in the family Parascylliidae. It currently contains the following species:* Parascyllium collare E. P. Ramsay & Ogilby, 1888...

      Gill
      Theodore Gill
      Theodore Nicholas Gill was an American ichthyologist, mammalogist, malacologist and librarian.Born and educated in New York City under private tutors, Gill early showed interest in natural history. He was associated with J...

      , 1862
      • Parascyllium collare E. P. Ramsay
        Edward Pierson Ramsay
        Edward Pierson Ramsay was an Australian zoologist who specialised in ornithology.-Early life:Pierson was born in Dobroyd Estate, Long Cove, Sydney and educated at St Mark's Collegiate School, The King's School, Parramatta...

         & Ogilby
        James Douglas Ogilby
        James Douglas Ogilby was an Australian ichthyologist.Ogilby was born in Belfast, Ireland, and was the son of zoologist William Ogilby. He received his education at Winchester College, England, and Trinity College, Dublin.Ogilby worked for the British Museum before joining the Australian Museum in...

        , 1888
        (Collared carpetshark)
      • Parascyllium elongatum Last & Stevens, 2008 (Elongate carpetshark)
      • Parascyllium ferrugineum McCulloch
        Alan Riverstone McCulloch
        Alan Riverstone McCulloch was a prominent Australian ichthyologist.McCulloch was born in Sydney, and began his scientific career at the age of 13 as an unpaid assistant to Edgar Ravenswood Waite in the Australian Museum there; Waite encouraged McCulloch to study zoology...

        , 1911
        (Rusty carpetshark)
      • Parascyllium sparsimaculatum T. Goto & Last, 2002 (Ginger carpetshark)
      • Parascyllium variolatum (A. H. A. Duméril, 1853) (Necklace carpetshark)
  • Family Rhincodontidae (J. P. Müller
    Johannes Peter Müller
    Johannes Peter Müller , was a German physiologist, comparative anatomist, and ichthyologist not only known for his discoveries but also for his ability to synthesize knowledge.-Early years and education:...

     & Henle
    Friedrich Gustav Jakob Henle
    Friedrich Gustav Jakob Henle was a German physician, pathologist and anatomist. He is credited with the discovery of the loop of Henle in the kidney. His essay "On Miasma and Contagia" was an early argument for the germ theory of disease...

    , 1839)
    (Whale sharks)
    • Genus Rhincodon A. Smith
      Andrew Smith (zoologist)
      Sir Andrew Smith KCB was a Scottish surgeon, explorer, ethnologist and zoologist. He is considered the father of Zoology in South Africa having described many species across a wide range of groups in his major work, Illustrations of the Zoology of South Africa.Smith was born in Hawick, Roxburghshire...

      , 1828
      • Rhincodon typus A. Smith
        Andrew Smith (zoologist)
        Sir Andrew Smith KCB was a Scottish surgeon, explorer, ethnologist and zoologist. He is considered the father of Zoology in South Africa having described many species across a wide range of groups in his major work, Illustrations of the Zoology of South Africa.Smith was born in Hawick, Roxburghshire...

        , 1828
        (Whale shark)
  • Family Stegostomatidae Gill
    Theodore Gill
    Theodore Nicholas Gill was an American ichthyologist, mammalogist, malacologist and librarian.Born and educated in New York City under private tutors, Gill early showed interest in natural history. He was associated with J...

    , 1862
    (Zebra sharks)
    • Genus Stegostoma J. P. Müller
      Johannes Peter Müller
      Johannes Peter Müller , was a German physiologist, comparative anatomist, and ichthyologist not only known for his discoveries but also for his ability to synthesize knowledge.-Early years and education:...

       & Henle
      Friedrich Gustav Jakob Henle
      Friedrich Gustav Jakob Henle was a German physician, pathologist and anatomist. He is credited with the discovery of the loop of Henle in the kidney. His essay "On Miasma and Contagia" was an early argument for the germ theory of disease...

      , 1837
      • Stegostoma fasciatum (Hermann
        Johann Hermann
        Johann, or Jean, Hermann was a French physician and naturalist. He was professor of medicine at the University of Strasbourg. He was the author of Tabula affinitatum animalium and Observationes zoologicae quibus novae complures, published posthumously in 1804...

        , 1783)
        (Zebra shark)

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