Family Hemigaleidae - Weasel sharks
  Order
:
Hemigaleidae
  Class
:
Elasmobranchii
No. in FishBase
:
Genera : 4 | Species : 8 Eschmeyer's Catalog of Fishes
  Environment
:
Fresh : No | Brackish : No | Marine : Yes
  Division
:
Marine
  Aquarium
:
none
  First Fossil Record
:
     
  Remark
:
Common coastal tropical sharks from shallow water down to 100 m, limited to the eastern Atlantic and continental Indo-West Pacific but not extending far into the central Pacific. Horizontally oval eyes, small spiracles, two moderate-sized spineless dorsal fins and an anal fin, the first dorsal base well ahead of pelvic bases. Precaudal pits present. Caudal fin with a strong ventral lobe and lateral undulations on its dorsal margin. They feed on small bony fish, small elasmobranchs, cephalopods, crustaceans, and echinoderms.
  Etymology
:
Greek, hemi = half + Greek, galeos = swordfish ( Ref. 45335).
  Reproductive guild
:
bearers
  Typical activity level
:
  Main Ref
:
  Coordinator
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  Deep Fin Classification
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[ e.g. cephalopods]


Species/Synonymy list for the family Hemigaleidae as currently in FishBase

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Scientifc name Status Senior/Junior synonym Combination
Hemigaleus microstoma Bleeker, 1852
acceptedseniororiginal
Negogaleus microstoma (Bleeker, 1852)
synonymseniornew
ambiguousquestionableoriginal
ambiguousquestionableoriginal
Chaenogaleus macrostoma (non Bleeker, 1852)
misappliedmisappliednew
Hemipristis elongatus (non Klunzinger, 1871)
misappliedmisappliednew
Hemigaleus australiensis White, Last & Compagno, 2005
acceptedseniororiginal
Hemigaleus sp. Not applicable
synonymotherother
Hemigaleus sp. A Not applicable
synonymotherother
Hemigaleus microstoma (non Bleeker, 1852)
misappliedmisappliedoriginal
Hemipristis elongata (Klunzinger, 1871)
acceptedseniornew
Dirrhizodon elongatus Klunzinger, 1871
synonymseniororiginal
Hemipristis elongatus (Klunzinger, 1871)
synonymseniornew
synonymjuniororiginal
Hemipristis pingali Setna & Sarangdhar, 1946
synonymjuniororiginal
synonymjuniororiginal
Heterogaleus ghardaqensis Gohar & Mazhar, 1964
synonymjuniororiginal
Chaenogaleus macrostoma (non Bleeker, 1852)
misappliedmisappliednew
Hemigaleus microstoma (non Bleeker, 1852)
misappliedmisappliedoriginal
Negogaleus macrostoma (non Bleeker, 1852)
misappliedmisappliednew
Chaenogaleus macrostoma (Bleeker, 1852)
acceptedseniornew
Hemigaleus macrostoma Bleeker, 1852
synonymseniororiginal
Negogaleus macrostoma (Bleeker, 1852)
synonymseniornew
synonymjuniororiginal
synonymjuniornew
Hemigaleus microstoma (non Bleeker, 1852)
misappliedmisappliedoriginal
Hemipristis elongatus (non Klunzinger, 1871)
misappliedmisappliednew
Paragaleus pectoralis (Garman, 1906)
acceptedseniornew
synonymseniororiginal
Paragaleus gruveli Budker, 1935
synonymjuniororiginal
Paragaleus tengi (Chen, 1963)
acceptedseniornew
Negogaleus tengi Chen, 1963
synonymseniororiginal
Negogaleus longicaudatus Bessednov, 1966
synonymjuniororiginal
Paragaleus leucolomatus Compagno & Smale, 1985
acceptedseniororiginal
Paragaleus pectoralis (non Garman, 1906)
misappliedmisappliednew
Paragaleus randalli Compagno, Krupp & Carpenter, 1996
acceptedseniororiginal
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