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  Original name  
  Check ECoF  
  Current accepted name  
Accepted name
  Status details  
senior synonym, new combination
  Status ref.  
ex Smith. Author from Eschmeyer (CofF ver. Nov. 1999: Ref. 33021).
  Etymology of generic noun  
  from ETYFish
In honor of American ichthyologist William C. Schroeder (1895-1977), Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, for his pioneering work (with Henry B. Bigelow) on cartilaginous fishes; ichthyos (Gr.), fish. (See ETYFish)
  Etymology of specific epithet  
  from ETYFish
bi-, from bis (L.), two; via (L.), way or passage, etymology not explained, perhaps referring to double-valved nostrils, with incurrent and excurrent apertures. (See ETYFish)
  Link to references  
References using the name as accepted
  Link to other databases  

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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