Iago (genus)

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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Chondrichthyes
Subclass: Elasmobranchii
Superorder: Selachimorpha
Order: Carcharhiniformes
Family: Triakidae
Genus: Iago
Compagno & S. Springer, 1971

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Iago is a genus of houndsharks in the family Triakidae.[1] The name comes from the villain in Shakespeare´s Othello.


The currently known species are:[2]


  1. ^ Froese, Rainer, and Daniel Pauly, eds. (2011). Species of Iago in FishBase. February 2011 version.
  2. ^ Compagno, Dando, & Fowler, Sharks of the World, Princeton University Press, New Jersey 2005 ISBN 0-691-12072-2