Iago (genus)
Iago is a genus of houndshark in the family
Family (biology)
In biological classification, family is* a taxonomic rank. Other well-known ranks are life, domain, kingdom, phylum, class, order, genus, and species, with family fitting between order and genus. As for the other well-known ranks, there is the option of an immediately lower rank, indicated by the...


The name comes from the villain in Shakespeare┬┤s Othello
The Tragedy of Othello, the Moor of Venice is a tragedy by William Shakespeare, believed to have been written in approximately 1603, and based on the Italian short story "Un Capitano Moro" by Cinthio, a disciple of Boccaccio, first published in 1565...



  • Iago garricki Fourmanoir
    Pierre Fourmanoir
    Pierre Fourmanoir was a French ichthyologist working mainly in New Caledonia. He has described many new species of fish including several sharks.-References:*...

     & Rivaton, 1979
    (Longnose houndshark)
  • Iago omanensis (Norman, 1939) (Bigeye houndshark)
  • Iago Sp.A Not yet described (Lowfin houndshark)
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