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  Original name  
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  Current accepted name  
Accepted name
  Status details  
senior synonym, new combination
  Status ref.  
  Etymology of generic noun  
  from ETYFish
centr[um] (L.), prickle or sharp point, referring to spines on both dorsal fins; selachos (Gr.), a cartilaginous fish (i.e., shark or ray). (See ETYFish)
  Etymology of specific epithet  
  from ETYFish
crepida (L.), low shoe (e.g., slipper); ater (L.), black, transliteration of Portuguese vernacular sapata preta, black shoe, allusion not explained, possibly referring to superficial resemblance to a black velvet slipper [see also Deania calceus, Centrophoridae]. (See ETYFish)
  Link to references  
References using the name as accepted
  Link to other databases  
ITIS TSN : None | Catalogue of Life | ZooBank | WoRMS

Note: ETYFish and FishBase started a collaboration to complete the etymology for all valid names of fishes. For the current update, the following groups were completed: hagfishes (Myxini), lampreys (Petromyzonti), chimaeras (Holocephali), and sharks (Squalomorphi). It is a work in progress, so the two websites may not be synchronized.

Scharpf, C. The ETYFish Project, Fish Name Etymology Database.
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