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Family: Scyliorhinidae Cat sharks



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Western Pacific
Max. Length 59.6 cm TL

 
Apristurus albisoma
[]
No picture found
Southwest Pacific
Max. Length 85.5 cm TL

 
Apristurus ampliceps
[]
No picture found
Northeast Atlantic.

 
Apristurus aphyodes
[]
No picture found
Indian and Pacific coasts
Max. Length 61.6 cm TL

 
Apristurus australis
[]

Photo by Weigmann, S.

Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 48.5 cm TL
Apristurus breviventralis Kawauchi, weigmann & Nakaya, 2014

Photo by Weigmann, S.
 
Apristurus breviventralis
[Shortbelly catshark]

Photo by Van Orden, W.

Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 69 cm TL
Apristurus brunneus (Gilbert, 1892)

Photo by Van Orden, W.
 
Apristurus brunneus
[Brown catshark]
No picture found
Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 67.5 cm TL

 
Apristurus bucephalus
[Bighead catshark]

Photo by FAO

Western Central Atlantic
Max. Length 45 cm TL
Apristurus canutus Springer & Heemstra, 1979

Photo by FAO
 
Apristurus canutus
[Hoary catshark]

Photo by Duffy, C.

Southwest Pacific
Max. Length 90.8 cm TL
Apristurus exsanguis Sato, Nakaya & Stewart, 1999

Photo by Duffy, C.
 
Apristurus exsanguis
[]
No picture found
Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 68.3 cm TL

 
Apristurus fedorovi
[]
No picture found
Pacific Ocean
Max. Length 73.5 cm

 
Apristurus garricki
[]

Photo by Ho, H.-C.

Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 410 cm TL
Apristurus gibbosus Meng, Chu & Li, 1985

Photo by Ho, H.-C.
 
Apristurus gibbosus
[Humpback cat shark]

Photo by FAO

Western Pacific
Max. Length 48.5 cm TL
Apristurus herklotsi (Fowler, 1934)

Photo by FAO
 
Apristurus herklotsi
[Longfin catshark]

Photo by FAO

Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 34 cm TL
Apristurus indicus (Brauer, 1906)

Photo by FAO
 
Apristurus indicus
[Smallbelly catshark]

Photo by Yang, N.-S.

Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 41.9 cm TL
Apristurus internatus Deng, Xiong & Zhan, 1988

Photo by Yang, N.-S.
 
Apristurus internatus
[]

Photo by FAO

Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 26 cm TL
Apristurus investigatoris (Misra, 1962)

Photo by FAO
 
Apristurus investigatoris
[Broadnose catshark]

Photo by FAO

Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 71 cm TL
Apristurus japonicus Nakaya, 1975

Photo by FAO
 
Apristurus japonicus
[Japanese catshark]

Photo by FAO

Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 58.4 cm TL
Apristurus kampae Taylor, 1972

Photo by FAO
 
Apristurus kampae
[Longnose catshark]

Photo by Dolgov, A.

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 76 cm TL
Apristurus laurussonii (Saemundsson, 1922)

Photo by Dolgov, A.
 
Apristurus laurussonii
[Iceland catshark]

Photo by FAO

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 60 cm TL
Apristurus longicephalus Nakaya, 1975

Photo by FAO
 
Apristurus longicephalus
[Longhead catshark]

Photo by FAO

Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 66 cm TL
Apristurus macrorhynchus (Tanaka, 1909)

Photo by FAO
 
Apristurus macrorhynchus
[Flathead catshark]
No picture found
Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 38 cm TL

 
Apristurus macrostomus
[Broadmouth cat shark]

Photo by FAO

Northwest Atlantic
Max. Length 85 cm TL
Apristurus manis (Springer, 1979)

Photo by FAO
 
Apristurus manis
[Ghost catshark]

Photo by MNHN

North Atlantic
Max. Length 76.1 cm TL
Apristurus melanoasper Iglésias, Nakaya & Stehmann, 2004

Photo by MNHN
 
Apristurus melanoasper
[Black roughscale catshark]

Photo by FAO

Southeast Atlantic
Max. Length 61 cm TL
Apristurus microps (Gilchrist, 1922)

Photo by FAO
 
Apristurus microps
[Smalleye catshark]
No picture found
Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 37.2 cm TL

 
Apristurus micropterygeus
[Smalldorsal cat shark]

Photo by Iglesias, S.P.

Pacific Ocean
Max. Length 67.6 cm TL
Apristurus nakayai Iglésias, 2013

Photo by Iglesias, S.P.
 
Apristurus nakayai
[Milk-eye catshark]

Photo by Elasmolab Universidad Austral de Chile

Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 70 cm TL
Apristurus nasutus de Buen, 1959

Photo by Elasmolab Universidad Austral de Chile
 
Apristurus nasutus
[Largenose catshark]

Photo by JAMARC

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 52 cm TL
Apristurus parvipinnis Springer & Heemstra, 1979

Photo by JAMARC
 
Apristurus parvipinnis
[Smallfin catshark]

Photo by Yang, N.-S.

Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 83.5 cm TL
Apristurus pinguis Deng, Xiong & Zhan, 1983

Photo by Yang, N.-S.
 
Apristurus pinguis
[]

Photo by FAO

Western Pacific
Max. Length 80 cm TL
Apristurus platyrhynchus (Tanaka, 1909)

Photo by FAO
 
Apristurus platyrhynchus
[Borneo catshark]

Photo by Treberg, J.

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 54.2 cm TL
Apristurus profundorum (Goode & Bean, 1896)

Photo by Treberg, J.
 
Apristurus profundorum
[Deep-water catshark]

Photo by Canadian Museum of Nature, Ottawa, Canada

Western Central Atlantic
Max. Length 46 cm TL
Apristurus riveri Bigelow & Schroeder, 1944

Photo by Canadian Museum of Nature, Ottawa, Canada
 
Apristurus riveri
[Broadgill catshark]

Photo by FAO

Southeast Atlantic
Max. Length 88 cm TL
Apristurus saldanha (Barnard, 1925)

Photo by FAO
 
Apristurus saldanha
[Saldanha catshark]

Photo by FAO

Western Central Pacific
Max. Length 21 cm TL
Apristurus sibogae (Weber, 1913)

Photo by FAO
 
Apristurus sibogae
[Pale catshark]

Photo by FAO

Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 42 cm TL
Apristurus sinensis Chu & Hu, 1981

Photo by FAO
 
Apristurus sinensis
[South China catshark]

Photo by FAO

Pacific Ocean
Max. Length 50 cm TL
Apristurus spongiceps (Gilbert, 1905)

Photo by FAO
 
Apristurus spongiceps
[Spongehead catshark]

Photo by FAO

Eastern Central Pacific

Apristurus stenseni (Springer, 1979)

Photo by FAO
 
Apristurus stenseni
[Panama ghost catshark]
No picture found
Western Central Pacific
Max. Length 43.7 cm TL

 
Apristurus yangi
[Yang’s longnose catshark]

Photo by FAO

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

Photo by FAO
 
Asymbolus analis
[Grey 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]
No picture found
Western Pacific
Max. Length 47.4 cm TL

 
Atelomycterus baliensis
[Bali catshark]
No picture found
Western Pacific
Max. Length 50.8 cm TL

 
Atelomycterus erdmanni
[Spotted-belly catshark]

Photo by FAO

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 45 cm TL
Atelomycterus fasciatus Compagno & Stevens, 1993

Photo by FAO
 
Atelomycterus fasciatus
[Banded catshark]

Photo by FAO

Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 60 cm TL
Atelomycterus macleayi Whitley, 1939

Photo by FAO
 
Atelomycterus macleayi
[Marbled catshark]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 70 cm TL
Atelomycterus marmoratus (Anonymous [Bennett], 1830)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Atelomycterus marmoratus
[Coral catshark]

Photo by Jacobsen, I.P.

Western Pacific
Max. Length 48.4 cm TL
Atelomycterus marnkalha Jacobsen & Bennett, 2007

Photo by Jacobsen, I.P.
 
Atelomycterus marnkalha
[Eastern banded catshark]

Photo by FAO

Western Central Pacific
Max. Length 79 cm TL
Aulohalaelurus kanakorum Séret, 1990

Photo by FAO
 
Aulohalaelurus kanakorum
[Kanakorum catshark]

Photo by FAO

Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 67 cm TL
Aulohalaelurus labiosus (Waite, 1905)

Photo by FAO
 
Aulohalaelurus labiosus
[]
No picture found
Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 30 cm TL

 
Bythaelurus alcockii
[Arabian catshark]

Photo by Weigmann, S.

Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 44.5 cm TL
Bythaelurus bachi Weigmann, Ebert, Clerkin, Stehmann & Naylor, 2016

Photo by Weigmann, S.
 
Bythaelurus bachi
[Bach’s catshark]

Photo by Elasmolab Universidad Austral de Chile

Southeast Pacific
Max. Length 70 cm TL
Bythaelurus canescens (Günther, 1878)

Photo by Elasmolab Universidad Austral de Chile
 
Bythaelurus canescens
[Dusky catshark]
No picture found
Western Indian Ocean

 
Bythaelurus clevai
[Broadhead cat shark]

Photo by FAO

Southwest Pacific
Max. Length 45 cm TL
Bythaelurus dawsoni (Springer, 1971)

Photo by FAO
 
Bythaelurus dawsoni
[New Zealand catshark]
No picture found
Pacific Ocean
Max. Length 45.3 cm TL

 
Bythaelurus giddingsi
[Galápagos catshark]

Photo by FAO

Indian Ocean
Max. Length 29 cm TL
Bythaelurus hispidus (Alcock, 1891)

Photo by FAO
 
Bythaelurus hispidus
[Bristly catshark]

Photo by FAO

Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 76 cm TL
Bythaelurus immaculatus (Chu & Meng, 1982)

Photo by FAO
 
Bythaelurus immaculatus
[Spotless catshark]
No picture found
Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 45.4 cm TL

 
Bythaelurus incanus
[]

Photo by FAO

Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 39 cm TL
Bythaelurus lutarius (Springer & D'Aubrey, 1972)

Photo by FAO
 
Bythaelurus lutarius
[Mud catshark]
No picture found
Southwestern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 54.8 cm TL

 
Bythaelurus naylori
[Dusky snout catshark]

Photo by Weigmann, S.

Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 300 cm TL
Bythaelurus tenuicephalus Kaschner, Weigmann & Thiel, 2016

Photo by Weigmann, S.
 
Bythaelurus tenuicephalus
[Narrowhead catshark]

Photo by Weigmann, S.

Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 32.5 cm TL
Bythaelurus vivaldii Weigmann & Kaschner, 2017

Photo by Weigmann, S.
 
Bythaelurus vivaldii
[Vivaldi’s catshark]
No picture found
Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 102.5 cm TL

 
Cephaloscyllium albipinnum
[Whitefin swellshark]
No picture found
Western Pacific
Max. Length 29.5 cm TL

 
Cephaloscyllium cooki
[Cook’s swellshark]

Photo by Ebert, D.A.

Western Pacific
Max. Length 42 cm TL
Cephaloscyllium fasciatum Chan, 1966

Photo by Ebert, D.A.
 
Cephaloscyllium fasciatum
[Reticulated swellshark]
No picture found
Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 52 cm TL

 
Cephaloscyllium hiscosellum
[Australian reticulate swellshark]

Photo by Duffy, C.

Southwest Pacific
Max. Length 100 cm TL
Cephaloscyllium isabellum (Bonnaterre, 1788)

Photo by Duffy, C.
 
Cephaloscyllium isabellum
[Draughtsboard shark]

Photo by FAO

Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 150 cm TL
Cephaloscyllium laticeps (Duméril, 1853)

Photo by FAO
 
Cephaloscyllium laticeps
[Draughtboard shark]
No picture found
Western Pacific
Max. Length 71.7 cm TL

 
Cephaloscyllium pictum
[Painted swellshark]

Photo by Ebert, D.A.

Pacific Ocean
Max. Length 44.1 cm TL
Cephaloscyllium sarawakensis Yano, Ahmad & Gambang, 2005

Photo by Ebert, D.A.
 
Cephaloscyllium sarawakensis
[Sarawak pygmy swell shark]
No picture found
Western Pacific
Max. Length 74.1 cm TL

 
Cephaloscyllium signourum
[Flagtail swellshark]

Photo by Siripittrakul, B. & T. Krajangdara

Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 45 cm TL
Cephaloscyllium silasi (Talwar, 1974)

Photo by Siripittrakul, B. & T. Krajangdara
 
Cephaloscyllium silasi
[Indian swellshark]

Photo by Krajangdara, T.

Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 69.4 cm TL
Cephaloscyllium speccum Last, Séret & White, 2008

Photo by Krajangdara, T.
 
Cephaloscyllium speccum
[Speckled swellshark]
No picture found
Western Pacific
Max. Length 66 cm TL

 
Cephaloscyllium stevensi
[Steven's swellshark]

Photo by FAO

Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 110 cm TL
Cephaloscyllium sufflans (Regan, 1921)

Photo by FAO
 
Cephaloscyllium sufflans
[Balloon shark]

Photo by Shao, K.T.

Western North Pacific
Max. Length 120 cm TL
Cephaloscyllium umbratile Jordan & Fowler, 1903

Photo by Shao, K.T.
 
Cephaloscyllium umbratile
[Blotchy swell shark]
No picture found
Southwest Pacific
Max. Length 74 cm TL

 
Cephaloscyllium variegatum
[Saddled swellshark]

Photo by Murch, A.

Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 110 cm TL
Cephaloscyllium ventriosum (Garman, 1880)

Photo by Murch, A.
 
Cephaloscyllium ventriosum
[Swellshark]
No picture found
Western Pacific
Max. Length 44.5 cm TL

 
Cephaloscyllium zebrum
[Narrowbar swellshark]

Photo by FAO

Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 28 cm TL
Cephalurus cephalus (Gilbert, 1892)

Photo by FAO
 
Cephalurus cephalus
[Lollipop catshark]

Photo by FAO

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 61 cm TL
Figaro boardmani (Whitley, 1928)

Photo by FAO
 
Figaro boardmani
[Sawtail catshark]
No picture found
Western Pacific
Max. Length 42.1 cm TL

 
Figaro striatus
[Northern sawtail shark]

Photo by FAO

Western Central Atlantic

Galeus antillensis Springer, 1979

Photo by FAO
 
Galeus antillensis
[]

Photo by FAO

Western Central Atlantic
Max. Length 43 cm TL
Galeus arae (Nichols, 1927)

Photo by FAO
 
Galeus arae
[Roughtail catshark]

Photo by Andrade Coelho, R.P.

Eastern Central Atlantic

Galeus atlanticus (Vaillant, 1888)

Photo by Andrade Coelho, R.P.
 
Galeus atlanticus
[Atlantic sawtail cat shark]
No picture found
Western Central Atlantic

 
Galeus cadenati
[Longfin sawtail cat shark]
No picture found
Western Central Pacific
Max. Length 37.2 cm TL

 
Galeus corriganae
[]

Photo by Ho, H.-C.

Western Pacific
Max. Length 40 cm TL
Galeus eastmani (Jordan & Snyder, 1904)

Photo by Ho, H.-C.
 
Galeus eastmani
[Gecko catshark]

Photo by FAO

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 34 cm TL
Galeus gracilis Compagno & Stevens, 1993

Photo by FAO
 
Galeus gracilis
[Slender sawtail catshark]
No picture found
Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 80.3 cm TL

 
Galeus longirostris
[Longnose sawtail cat shark]

Photo by Svensen, R.

Northeast Atlantic
Max. Length 90 cm TL
Galeus melastomus Rafinesque, 1810

Photo by Svensen, R.
 
Galeus melastomus
[Blackmouth catshark]

Photo by Fischer, L.G.

Southwest Atlantic
Max. Length 40.4 cm TL
Galeus mincaronei Soto, 2001

Photo by Fischer, L.G.
 
Galeus mincaronei
[Southern sawtail catshark]

Photo by Cambraia Duarte, P.M.N. (c)ImagDOP

Northeast Atlantic
Max. Length 63 cm TL
Galeus murinus (Collett, 1904)

Photo by Cambraia Duarte, P.M.N. (c)ImagDOP
 
Galeus murinus
[Mouse catshark]

Photo by FAO

Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 70 cm TL
Galeus nipponensis Nakaya, 1975

Photo by FAO
 
Galeus nipponensis
[Broadfin sawtail catshark]

Photo by FAO

Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 30 cm TL
Galeus piperatus Springer & Wagner, 1966

Photo by FAO
 
Galeus piperatus
[Peppered catshark]

Photo by FAO

Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 45 cm TL
Galeus polli Cadenat, 1959

Photo by FAO
 
Galeus polli
[African sawtail catshark]

Photo by MNHN

Pacific Western Central
Max. Length 44.6 cm TL
Galeus priapus Séret & Last, 2008

Photo by MNHN
 
Galeus priapus
[]

Photo by FAO

Western Pacific
Max. Length 45 cm TL
Galeus sauteri (Jordan & Richardson, 1909)

Photo by FAO
 
Galeus sauteri
[Blacktip sawtail catshark]

Photo by FAO

Western Central Pacific
Max. Length 30 cm TL
Galeus schultzi Springer, 1979

Photo by FAO
 
Galeus schultzi
[Dwarf sawtail catshark]

Photo by FAO

Western Central Atlantic
Max. Length 43.8 cm TL
Galeus springeri Konstantinou & Cozzi, 1998

Photo by FAO
 
Galeus springeri
[Springer's sawtail cat shark]

Photo by Gloerfelt-Tarp, T.

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 48 cm TL
Halaelurus boesemani Springer & D'Aubrey, 1972

Photo by Gloerfelt-Tarp, T.
 
Halaelurus boesemani
[Speckled catshark]

Photo by FAO

Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 49 cm TL
Halaelurus buergeri (Müller & Henle, 1838)

Photo by FAO
 
Halaelurus buergeri
[Blackspotted catshark]

Photo by FAO

Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 56 cm TL
Halaelurus lineatus Bass, D'Aubrey & Kistnasamy, 1975

Photo by FAO
 
Halaelurus lineatus
[Lined catshark]
No picture found
Pacific Ocean
Max. Length 52.8 cm TL

 
Halaelurus maculosus
[Indonesian Speckled Catshark]

Photo by du Preez, S.

Southeast Atlantic
Max. Length 47 cm TL
Halaelurus natalensis (Regan, 1904)

Photo by du Preez, S.
 
Halaelurus natalensis
[Tiger catshark]

Photo by FAO

Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 36.8 cm TL
Halaelurus quagga (Alcock, 1899)

Photo by FAO
 
Halaelurus quagga
[Quagga catshark]
No picture found
Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 42.3 cm TL

 
Halaelurus sellus
[Rusty Catshark]

Photo by Zsilavecz, G.

Southeast Atlantic
Max. Length 60 cm TL
Haploblepharus edwardsii (Schinz, 1822)

Photo by Zsilavecz, G.
 
Haploblepharus edwardsii
[Puffadder shyshark]

Photo by FAO

Southeast Atlantic
Max. Length 73 cm TL
Haploblepharus fuscus Smith, 1950

Photo by FAO
 
Haploblepharus fuscus
[Brown shyshark]

Photo by Mann, B.

Western Indian Ocean

Haploblepharus kistnasamyi Human & Compagno, 2006

Photo by Mann, B.
 
Haploblepharus kistnasamyi
[]

Photo by Coetzee, C.

Southeast Atlantic
Max. Length 57 cm TL
Haploblepharus pictus (Müller & Henle, 1838)

Photo by Coetzee, C.
 
Haploblepharus pictus
[Dark shyshark]
No picture found
Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 51.5 cm TL

 
Holohalaelurus favus
[]
No picture found
Western Indian Ocean

 
Holohalaelurus grennian
[]
No picture found
Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 38.4 cm TL

 
Holohalaelurus melanostigma
[Crying Izak]

Photo by FAO

Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 35 cm TL
Holohalaelurus punctatus (Gilchrist, 1914)

Photo by FAO
 
Holohalaelurus punctatus
[African spotted catshark]

Photo by Le Noury, P.

Indian Ocean from Durban,
Max. Length 69 cm TL
Holohalaelurus regani (Gilchrist, 1922)

Photo by Le Noury, P.
 
Holohalaelurus regani
[Izak catshark]

Photo by Séret, B./Last, P.R.

Western Pacific
Max. Length 57.7 cm TL
Parmaturus albimarginatus Séret & Last, 2007

Photo by Séret, B./Last, P.R.
 
Parmaturus albimarginatus
[White-tip Catshark]

Photo by Séret, B./Last, P.R.

Western Pacific
Max. Length 41.5 cm TL
Parmaturus albipenis Séret & Last, 2007

Photo by Séret, B./Last, P.R.
 
Parmaturus albipenis
[White-clasper catshark]

Photo by Séret, B./Last, P.R.

Western Pacific
Max. Length 71 cm TL
Parmaturus bigus Séret & Last, 2007

Photo by Séret, B./Last, P.R.
 
Parmaturus bigus
[Beige catshark]

Photo by FAO

Western Central Atlantic
Max. Length 16 cm TL
Parmaturus campechiensis Springer, 1979

Photo by FAO
 
Parmaturus campechiensis
[Campeche catshark]

Photo by Séret, B./Last, P.R.

Western Pacific
Max. Length 36 cm TL
Parmaturus lanatus Séret & Last, 2007

Photo by Séret, B./Last, P.R.
 
Parmaturus lanatus
[Velvet catshark]
No picture found
Southwest in the Indian O
Max. Length 45 cm TL

 
Parmaturus macmillani
[McMillan's cat shark]

Photo by FAO

Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 85 cm TL
Parmaturus melanobranchus (Chan, 1966)

Photo by FAO
 
Parmaturus melanobranchus
[Blackgill catshark]

Photo by FAO

Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 64 cm TL
Parmaturus pilosus Garman, 1906

Photo by FAO
 
Parmaturus pilosus
[Salamander shark]

Photo by IfAME, NOAA's MBNMS, MARE

Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 55 cm TL
Parmaturus xaniurus (Gilbert, 1892)

Photo by IfAME, NOAA's MBNMS, MARE
 
Parmaturus xaniurus
[Filetail catshark]

Photo by FAO

Western Central Pacific
Max. Length 51 cm TL
Pentanchus profundicolus Smith & Radcliffe, 1912

Photo by FAO
 
Pentanchus profundicolus
[Onefin catshark]

Photo by Zsilavecz, G.

Southeast Atlantic
Max. Length 101 cm TL
Poroderma africanum (Gmelin, 1789)

Photo by Zsilavecz, G.
 
Poroderma africanum
[Striped catshark]

Photo by Scheepers, C.

Southeast Atlantic
Max. Length 84 cm TL
Poroderma pantherinum (Müller & Henle, 1838)

Photo by Scheepers, C.
 
Poroderma pantherinum
[Leopard catshark]

Photo by Elasmolab Universidad Austral de Chile

Southeast Pacific and Sou
Max. Length 70 cm TL
Schroederichthys bivius (Müller & Henle, 1838)

Photo by Elasmolab Universidad Austral de Chile
 
Schroederichthys bivius
[Narrowmouthed catshark]

Photo by Hartwig Krumbeck

Southeast Pacific
Max. Length 62 cm TL
Schroederichthys chilensis (Guichenot, 1848)

Photo by Hartwig Krumbeck
 
Schroederichthys chilensis
[Redspotted catshark]

Photo by FAO

Western Central Atlantic
Max. Length 34 cm TL
Schroederichthys maculatus Springer, 1966

Photo by FAO
 
Schroederichthys maculatus
[Narrowtail catshark]

Photo by Bornatowski, H.

Southwest Atlantic
Max. Length 69.2 cm TL
Schroederichthys saurisqualus Soto, 2001

Photo by Bornatowski, H.
 
Schroederichthys saurisqualus
[Lizard catshark]

Photo by Gadig, O.B.F.

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 70 cm TL
Schroederichthys tenuis Springer, 1966

Photo by Gadig, O.B.F.
 
Schroederichthys tenuis
[Slender catshark]

Photo by FAO

Southwest Atlantic
Max. Length 47 cm TL
Scyliorhinus besnardi Springer & Sadowsky, 1970

Photo by FAO
 
Scyliorhinus besnardi
[Polkadot catshark]

Photo by JAMARC

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 54 cm TL
Scyliorhinus boa Goode & Bean, 1896

Photo by JAMARC
 
Scyliorhinus boa
[Boa catshark]

Photo by Gomes, U.L.

Southwest Atlantic
Max. Length 46.8 cm TL
Scyliorhinus cabofriensis Soares, Gomes & Carvalho, 2016

Photo by Gomes, U.L.
 
Scyliorhinus cabofriensis
[]

Photo by Aquarium Kiel

Northeast Atlantic
Max. Length 100 cm TL
Scyliorhinus canicula (Linnaeus, 1758)

Photo by Aquarium Kiel
 
Scyliorhinus canicula
[Lesser spotted dogfish]

Photo by Le Noury, P.

Southeast Atlantic
Max. Length 122 cm TL
Scyliorhinus capensis (Müller & Henle, 1838)

Photo by Le Noury, P.
 
Scyliorhinus capensis
[Yellowspotted catshark]

Photo by FAO

Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 76 cm TL
Scyliorhinus cervigoni Maurin & Bonnet, 1970

Photo by FAO
 
Scyliorhinus cervigoni
[West African catshark]
No picture found
Western Indian Ocean

 
Scyliorhinus comoroensis
[Comoro cat shark]

Photo by FAO

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 38 cm TL
Scyliorhinus garmani (Fowler, 1934)

Photo by FAO
 
Scyliorhinus garmani
[Brownspotted catshark]

Photo by Fischer, L.G.

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 60 cm TL
Scyliorhinus haeckelii (Miranda Ribeiro, 1907)

Photo by Fischer, L.G.
 
Scyliorhinus haeckelii
[Freckled catshark]

Photo by Brown, B.

Western Central Atlantic
Max. Length 47 cm TL
Scyliorhinus hesperius Springer, 1966

Photo by Brown, B.
 
Scyliorhinus hesperius
[Whitesaddled catshark]

Photo by Harris, M.

Western Central Atlantic
Max. Length 49 cm TL
Scyliorhinus meadi Springer, 1966

Photo by Harris, M.
 
Scyliorhinus meadi
[Blotched catshark]

Photo by Murch, A.

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 48 cm TL
Scyliorhinus retifer (Garman, 1881)

Photo by Murch, A.
 
Scyliorhinus retifer
[Chain catshark]

Photo by Salesjö, A.

Northeast Atlantic
Max. Length 170 cm TL
Scyliorhinus stellaris (Linnaeus, 1758)

Photo by Salesjö, A.
 
Scyliorhinus stellaris
[Nursehound]
No picture found
Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 41.3 cm TL

 
Scyliorhinus tokubee
[Izu cat shark]

Photo by FAO

Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 50 cm TL
Scyliorhinus torazame (Tanaka, 1908)

Photo by FAO
 
Scyliorhinus torazame
[Cloudy catshark]

Photo by FAO

Western Central Atlantic
Max. Length 32 cm TL
Scyliorhinus torrei Howell Rivero, 1936

Photo by FAO
 
Scyliorhinus torrei
[Dwarf catshark]

Photo by Gomes, U.L.

Southwest Atlantic
Max. Length 63 cm TL
Scyliorhinus ugoi Soares, Gadig & Gomes, 2015

Photo by Gomes, U.L.
 
Scyliorhinus ugoi
[Dark freckled catshark]
157 Species of Family Scyliorhinidae
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Year Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
1999 Apristurus albisoma Western Pacific 59.6 TL
2008 Apristurus ampliceps Southwest Pacific 85.5 TL
1998 Apristurus aphyodes Northeast Atlantic.
2008 Apristurus australis Indian and Pacific coasts 61.6 TL
2014 Apristurus breviventralis Shortbelly catshark Western Indian Ocean 48.5 TL
1892 Apristurus brunneus Brown catshark Eastern Pacific 69 TL
2008 Apristurus bucephalus Bighead catshark Eastern Indian Ocean 67.5 TL
1979 Apristurus canutus Hoary catshark Western Central Atlantic 45 TL
1999 Apristurus exsanguis Southwest Pacific 90.8 TL
1983 Apristurus fedorovi Northwest Pacific 68.3 TL
2013 Apristurus garricki Pacific Ocean 73.5
1985 Apristurus gibbosus Humpback cat shark Northwest Pacific 410 TL
1934 Apristurus herklotsi Longfin catshark Western Pacific 48.5 TL
1906 Apristurus indicus Smallbelly catshark Western Indian Ocean 34 TL
1988 Apristurus internatus Northwest Pacific 41.9 TL
1962 Apristurus investigatoris Broadnose catshark Eastern Indian Ocean 26 TL
1975 Apristurus japonicus Japanese catshark Northwest Pacific 71 TL
1972 Apristurus kampae Longnose catshark Eastern Central Pacific 58.4 TL
1922 Apristurus laurussonii Iceland catshark Western Atlantic 76 TL
1975 Apristurus longicephalus Longhead catshark Indo-West Pacific 60 TL
1909 Apristurus macrorhynchus Flathead catshark Northwest Pacific 66 TL
1985 Apristurus macrostomus Broadmouth cat shark Northwest Pacific 38 TL
1979 Apristurus manis Ghost catshark Northwest Atlantic 85 TL
2004 Apristurus melanoasper Black roughscale catshark North Atlantic 76.1 TL
1922 Apristurus microps Smalleye catshark Southeast Atlantic 61 TL
1986 Apristurus micropterygeus Smalldorsal cat shark Northwest Pacific 37.2 TL
2013 Apristurus nakayai Milk-eye catshark Pacific Ocean 67.6 TL
1959 Apristurus nasutus Largenose catshark Eastern Pacific 70 TL
1979 Apristurus parvipinnis Smallfin catshark Western Atlantic 52 TL
1983 Apristurus pinguis Northwest Pacific 83.5 TL
1909 Apristurus platyrhynchus Borneo catshark Western Pacific 80 TL
1896 Apristurus profundorum Deep-water catshark Western Atlantic 54.2 TL
1944 Apristurus riveri Broadgill catshark Western Central Atlantic 46 TL
1925 Apristurus saldanha Saldanha catshark Southeast Atlantic 88 TL
1913 Apristurus sibogae Pale catshark Western Central Pacific 21 TL
1981 Apristurus sinensis South China catshark Northwest Pacific 42 TL
1905 Apristurus spongiceps Spongehead catshark Pacific Ocean 50 TL
1979 Apristurus stenseni Panama ghost catshark Eastern Central Pacific
2017 Apristurus yangi Yang’s longnose catshark Western Central Pacific 43.7 TL
1885 Asymbolus analis Grey 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
2005 Atelomycterus baliensis Bali catshark Western Pacific 47.4 TL
2015 Atelomycterus erdmanni Spotted-belly catshark Western Pacific 50.8 TL
1993 Atelomycterus fasciatus Banded catshark Indo-West Pacific 45 TL
1939 Atelomycterus macleayi Marbled catshark Eastern Indian Ocean 60 TL
1830 Atelomycterus marmoratus Coral catshark Indo-West Pacific 70 TL
2007 Atelomycterus marnkalha Eastern banded catshark Western Pacific 48.4 TL
1990 Aulohalaelurus kanakorum Kanakorum catshark Western Central Pacific 79 TL
1905 Aulohalaelurus labiosus Eastern Indian Ocean 67 TL
1913 Bythaelurus alcockii Arabian catshark Western Indian Ocean 30 TL
2016 Bythaelurus bachi Bach’s catshark Western Indian Ocean 44.5 TL
1878 Bythaelurus canescens Dusky catshark Southeast Pacific 70 TL
1987 Bythaelurus clevai Broadhead cat shark Western Indian Ocean
1971 Bythaelurus dawsoni New Zealand catshark Southwest Pacific 45 TL
2012 Bythaelurus giddingsi Galápagos catshark Pacific Ocean 45.3 TL
1891 Bythaelurus hispidus Bristly catshark Indian Ocean 29 TL
1982 Bythaelurus immaculatus Spotless catshark Northwest Pacific 76 TL
2008 Bythaelurus incanus Eastern Indian Ocean 45.4 TL
1972 Bythaelurus lutarius Mud catshark Western Indian Ocean 39 TL
2015 Bythaelurus naylori Dusky snout catshark Southwestern Indian Ocean 54.8 TL
2016 Bythaelurus tenuicephalus Narrowhead catshark Western Indian Ocean 300 TL
2017 Bythaelurus vivaldii Vivaldi’s catshark Western Indian Ocean 32.5 TL
2008 Cephaloscyllium albipinnum Whitefin swellshark Indo-West Pacific 102.5 TL
2008 Cephaloscyllium cooki Cook’s swellshark Western Pacific 29.5 TL
1966 Cephaloscyllium fasciatum Reticulated swellshark Western Pacific 42 TL
2008 Cephaloscyllium hiscosellum Australian reticulate swellshark Eastern Indian Ocean 52 TL
1788 Cephaloscyllium isabellum Draughtsboard shark Southwest Pacific 100 TL
1853 Cephaloscyllium laticeps Draughtboard shark Eastern Indian Ocean 150 TL
2008 Cephaloscyllium pictum Painted swellshark Western Pacific 71.7 TL
2005 Cephaloscyllium sarawakensis Sarawak pygmy swell shark Pacific Ocean 44.1 TL
2008 Cephaloscyllium signourum Flagtail swellshark Western Pacific 74.1 TL
1974 Cephaloscyllium silasi Indian swellshark Western Indian Ocean 45 TL
2008 Cephaloscyllium speccum Speckled swellshark Eastern Indian Ocean 69.4 TL
2011 Cephaloscyllium stevensi Steven's swellshark Western Pacific 66 TL
1921 Cephaloscyllium sufflans Balloon shark Western Indian Ocean 110 TL
1903 Cephaloscyllium umbratile Blotchy swell shark Western North Pacific 120 TL
2008 Cephaloscyllium variegatum Saddled swellshark Southwest Pacific 74 TL
1880 Cephaloscyllium ventriosum Swellshark Eastern Pacific 110 TL
2008 Cephaloscyllium zebrum Narrowbar swellshark Western Pacific 44.5 TL
1892 Cephalurus cephalus Lollipop catshark Eastern Central Pacific 28 TL
1928 Figaro boardmani Sawtail catshark Indo-West Pacific 61 TL
2008 Figaro striatus Northern sawtail shark Western Pacific 42.1 TL
1979 Galeus antillensis Western Central Atlantic
1927 Galeus arae Roughtail catshark Western Central Atlantic 43 TL
1888 Galeus atlanticus Atlantic sawtail cat shark Eastern Central Atlantic
1966 Galeus cadenati Longfin sawtail cat shark Western Central Atlantic
2016 Galeus corriganae Western Central Pacific 37.2 TL
1904 Galeus eastmani Gecko catshark Western Pacific 40 TL
1993 Galeus gracilis Slender sawtail catshark Indo-West Pacific 34 TL
1987 Galeus longirostris Longnose sawtail cat shark Northwest Pacific 80.3 TL
1810 Galeus melastomus Blackmouth catshark Northeast Atlantic 90 TL
2001 Galeus mincaronei Southern sawtail catshark Southwest Atlantic 40.4 TL
1904 Galeus murinus Mouse catshark Northeast Atlantic 63 TL
1975 Galeus nipponensis Broadfin sawtail catshark Northwest Pacific 70 TL
1966 Galeus piperatus Peppered catshark Eastern Central Pacific 30 TL
1959 Galeus polli African sawtail catshark Eastern Atlantic 45 TL
2008 Galeus priapus Pacific Western Central 44.6 TL
1909 Galeus sauteri Blacktip sawtail catshark Western Pacific 45 TL
1979 Galeus schultzi Dwarf sawtail catshark Western Central Pacific 30 TL
1998 Galeus springeri Springer's sawtail cat shark Western Central Atlantic 43.8 TL
1972 Halaelurus boesemani Speckled catshark Indo-West Pacific 48 TL
1838 Halaelurus buergeri Blackspotted catshark Northwest Pacific 49 TL
1975 Halaelurus lineatus Lined catshark Western Indian Ocean 56 TL
2007 Halaelurus maculosus Indonesian Speckled Catshark Pacific Ocean 52.8 TL
1904 Halaelurus natalensis Tiger catshark Southeast Atlantic 47 TL
1899 Halaelurus quagga Quagga catshark Western Indian Ocean 36.8 TL
2007 Halaelurus sellus Rusty Catshark Eastern Indian Ocean 42.3 TL
1822 Haploblepharus edwardsii Puffadder shyshark Southeast Atlantic 60 TL
1950 Haploblepharus fuscus Brown shyshark Southeast Atlantic 73 TL
2006 Haploblepharus kistnasamyi Western Indian Ocean
1838 Haploblepharus pictus Dark shyshark Southeast Atlantic 57 TL
2006 Holohalaelurus favus Western Indian Ocean 51.5 TL
2006 Holohalaelurus grennian Western Indian Ocean
1939 Holohalaelurus melanostigma Crying Izak Western Indian Ocean 38.4 TL
1914 Holohalaelurus punctatus African spotted catshark Western Indian Ocean 35 TL
1922 Holohalaelurus regani Izak catshark Indian Ocean from Durban, 69 TL
2007 Parmaturus albimarginatus White-tip Catshark Western Pacific 57.7 TL
2007 Parmaturus albipenis White-clasper catshark Western Pacific 41.5 TL
2007 Parmaturus bigus Beige catshark Western Pacific 71 TL
1979 Parmaturus campechiensis Campeche catshark Western Central Atlantic 16 TL
2007 Parmaturus lanatus Velvet catshark Western Pacific 36 TL
1985 Parmaturus macmillani McMillan's cat shark Southwest in the Indian O 45 TL
1966 Parmaturus melanobranchus Blackgill catshark Northwest Pacific 85 TL
1906 Parmaturus pilosus Salamander shark Northwest Pacific 64 TL
1892 Parmaturus xaniurus Filetail catshark Eastern Central Pacific 55 TL
1912 Pentanchus profundicolus Onefin catshark Western Central Pacific 51 TL
1789 Poroderma africanum Striped catshark Southeast Atlantic 101 TL
1838 Poroderma pantherinum Leopard catshark Southeast Atlantic 84 TL
1838 Schroederichthys bivius Narrowmouthed catshark Southeast Pacific and Sou 70 TL
1848 Schroederichthys chilensis Redspotted catshark Southeast Pacific 62 TL
1966 Schroederichthys maculatus Narrowtail catshark Western Central Atlantic 34 TL
2001 Schroederichthys saurisqualus Lizard catshark Southwest Atlantic 69.2 TL
1966 Schroederichthys tenuis Slender catshark Western Atlantic 70 TL
1970 Scyliorhinus besnardi Polkadot catshark Southwest Atlantic 47 TL
1896 Scyliorhinus boa Boa catshark Western Atlantic 54 TL
2016 Scyliorhinus cabofriensis Southwest Atlantic 46.8 TL
1758 Scyliorhinus canicula Lesser spotted dogfish Northeast Atlantic 100 TL
1838 Scyliorhinus capensis Yellowspotted catshark Southeast Atlantic 122 TL
1970 Scyliorhinus cervigoni West African catshark Eastern Atlantic 76 TL
1988 Scyliorhinus comoroensis Comoro cat shark Western Indian Ocean
1934 Scyliorhinus garmani Brownspotted catshark Indo-West Pacific 38 TL
1907 Scyliorhinus haeckelii Freckled catshark Western Atlantic 60 TL
1966 Scyliorhinus hesperius Whitesaddled catshark Western Central Atlantic 47 TL
1966 Scyliorhinus meadi Blotched catshark Western Central Atlantic 49 TL
1881 Scyliorhinus retifer Chain catshark Western Atlantic 48 TL
1758 Scyliorhinus stellaris Nursehound Northeast Atlantic 170 TL
1992 Scyliorhinus tokubee Izu cat shark Northwest Pacific 41.3 TL
1908 Scyliorhinus torazame Cloudy catshark Northwest Pacific 50 TL
1936 Scyliorhinus torrei Dwarf catshark Western Central Atlantic 32 TL
2015 Scyliorhinus ugoi Dark freckled catshark Southwest Atlantic 63 TL



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