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Atelomycterus marmoratus  (Anonymous [Bennett], 1830)

Coral catshark
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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa

Elasmobranchii (sharks and rays) > Carcharhiniformes (Ground sharks) > Scyliorhinidae (Cat sharks)
Etymology: Atelomycterus: Greek, ateles = imperfect + Greek, mykter = nose (Ref. 45335).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

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)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 0; Anal spines: 0; Anal soft rays: 0. Saddle markings obsolete, light grey and white spots outlined by large black spots, bars and lines (Ref. 11146).

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Indo-West Pacific: Pakistan and India to Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, New Guinea, Thailand, Viet Nam, the Philippines, southern China; north to Japan.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

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).

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

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)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless (Ref. 11146)




Human uses

Fisheries: subsistence fisheries
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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5312   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00316 (0.00152 - 0.00660), b=3.10 (2.92 - 3.28), based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)Family-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  4.0   ±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):  Low to moderate vulnerability (31 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Low.