Asymbolus submaculatus  Compagno, Stevens & Last, 1999

Variegated catshark
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Elasmobranchii (sharks and rays) > Carcharhiniformes (Ground sharks) > Scyliorhinidae (Cat sharks)
Etymology: Asymbolus: Greek, assymbolos, -os, -on = uselees, free, alone (Ref. 45335);  submaculatus: Named for the presence of spots on the undersurface in some of the types..   More on author: Last.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; pelagic-oceanic; depth range 30 - 200 m (Ref. 36712).   Temperate

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 41.4 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 36712); 43.8 cm TL (female)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Body relatively robust; color pattern ornate and with multi-colored blotches overlaid with black spots. Caudal fin short; dorsal fins larger and more rounded. Tricuspidate teeth.

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Point map | Introductions | Faunafri

Southwest Pacific: New South Wales, Australia. Eastern Indian Ocean: Western Australia.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Oviparous (Ref. 50449).

Main reference Upload your references | References | Coordinator : Compagno, Leonard J.V. | Collaborators

Compagno, L.J.V., J.D. Stevens and P.R. Last, 1999. Australian spotted catsharks of the genus Asymbolus (Carcharhiniformes: Scyliorhinidae). Part 1: Descriptions of three new species from western Australia. p. 2-18. In P.R. Last (ed.). Australian catsharks of the genus Asymbolus (Carcharhiniformes: Scyliorhinidae). (Ref. 36712)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 90363)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5020   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00324 (0.00152 - 0.00691), b=3.10 (2.92 - 3.28), based on LWR estimates for this Subfamily-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.9   ±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 vulnerability (39 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Low.