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Class: Elasmobranchii
Order: Carcharhiniformes
Family: Scyliorhinidae Cat sharks

Genus: Asymbolus

(See list of species below)



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9 species (see list below)

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Photo by FAO

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 90 cm TL
Asymbolus analis (Ogilby, 1885)

Photo by FAO
 
Asymbolus analis
[Australian spotted catshark]
No picture found
Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 44.2 cm TL

 
Asymbolus funebris
[]

Photo by MNHN

Western Pacific
Max. Length 47.7 cm TL
Asymbolus galacticus Séret & Last, 2008

Photo by MNHN
 
Asymbolus galacticus
[Starry catshark]
No picture found
Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 60.1 cm TL

 
Asymbolus occiduus
[Western spotted catshark]
No picture found
Western Pacific
Max. Length 46.7 cm TL

 
Asymbolus pallidus
[Pale spotted catshark]
No picture found
Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 35.7 cm TL

 
Asymbolus parvus
[]

Photo by Kyne, P.M.

Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 41.9 cm TL
Asymbolus rubiginosus Last, Gomon & Gledhill, 1999

Photo by Kyne, P.M.
 
Asymbolus rubiginosus
[]
No picture found
Southwest Pacific
Max. Length 43.8 cm TL

 
Asymbolus submaculatus
[Variegated catshark]

Photo by FAO

Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 61 cm TL
Asymbolus vincenti (Zietz, 1908)

Photo by FAO
 
Asymbolus vincenti
[Gulf catshark]
9 Species of Family Scyliorhinidae with Genus Asymbolus
(Cat sharks)
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Year Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
1885 Asymbolus analis Australian spotted catshark Indo-West Pacific 90 TL
1999 Asymbolus funebris Eastern Indian Ocean 44.2 TL
2008 Asymbolus galacticus Starry catshark Western Pacific 47.7 TL
1999 Asymbolus occiduus Western spotted catshark Eastern Indian Ocean 60.1 TL
1999 Asymbolus pallidus Pale spotted catshark Western Pacific 46.7 TL
1999 Asymbolus parvus Eastern Indian Ocean 35.7 TL
1999 Asymbolus rubiginosus Eastern Indian Ocean 41.9 TL
1999 Asymbolus submaculatus Variegated catshark Southwest Pacific 43.8 TL
1908 Asymbolus vincenti Gulf catshark Eastern Indian Ocean 61 TL



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