Iago (genus)

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

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


There are currently 2 recognized species in this genus:

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Froese, Rainer, and Daniel Pauly, eds. (2015). Species of Iago in FishBase. April 2015 version.