Elasmobranchii (sharks and rays) > Carcharhiniformes
(Ground sharks) > Scyliorhinidae
Etymology: Atelomycterus: Greek, ateles = imperfect + Greek, mykter = nose (Ref. 45335).
Environment / Climate / Range
Marine; reef-associated. Tropical
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?, range 49 - ? cm
Max length : 70.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 244)
Indo-West Pacific: Pakistan and India to Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, New Guinea, Thailand, Viet Nam, the Philippines, southern China; north to Japan.
A common but little-known inshore shark found on coral reefs and though to inhabit crevices and holes on reefs (Ref. 11146). Oviparous (Ref. 50449). Caught occasionally by various fisheries operating over coral reefs and probably adversely affected by dynamite fishing (Ref.58048). Utilized fresh and dried-salted for food or processed for fishmeal and oil (Ref. 244).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Oviparous, with single egg-cases laid per oviduct (Ref. 244). Embryos feed solely on yolk (Ref. 50449).
Compagno, L.J.V., 1984. FAO Species Catalogue. Vol. 4. Sharks of the world. An annotated and illustrated catalogue of shark species known to date. Part 2 - Carcharhiniformes. FAO Fish. Synop. 125(4/2):251-655. Rome: FAO. (Ref. 244)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 96402)
CITES (Ref. 94142)
Fisheries: subsistence fisheries
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5156 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00316 (0.00152 - 0.00657), b=3.11 (2.93 - 3.29), based on LWR estimates for this Family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 4.1 ±0.6 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): Low, minimum population doubling time 4.5 - 14 years (Fec assumed to be <100).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Moderate to high vulnerability (52 of 100) .