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Atelomycterus baliensis  White, Last & Dharmadi, 2005

Bali catshark
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Elasmobranchii (sharks and rays) > Carcharhiniformes (Ground sharks) > Scyliorhinidae (Cat sharks)
Etymology: Atelomycterus: Greek, ateles = imperfect + Greek, mykter = nose (Ref. 45335);  baliensis: Named in allusion to the known geographic range and type locality (Bali, Indonesia)..   More on author: Last.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; demersal.   Tropical

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 47.4 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 54850)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

A relatively small (max. size 474 mm TL) Atelomycterus with the following combination of characters: relatively short preoral length, 4.0-4.6% T; short interdorsal space, 11.6-12.9% TL; high pectoral-pelvic to pelvic-anal ratio 1.28-1.48; dorsal fins weakly falcate, with posterior margins vertical or sloping anteroventrally from fin apices; prebranchial denticles strongly tricuspid with narrow, elongate medial cusps; claspers of adults short, not stubby, not tapering sharply distally, outer length 8.3-9% TL, base width 5.4-6.3% of outer length; clasper glans covering more than half of clasper; cover rhipidion relatively narrow; rhipidion large, relatively low, and only partly concealed by cover rhipidion and exorhipidion; exorhipidion small with proximal end well behind distal end of cover rhipidion; total vertebral centra 154-163, precaudal centra 101-106; dorsal surface with well-defined dark saddles consisting mainly of four, partly coalesced, diffuse-edged, dark brown blotches; white partly coalesced, diffuse-edged, dark brown blotches; white spots absent from body and rarely on fins; inner margin of pale tips of dorsal fins orientated almost vertically; upper pectoral fin lacking a broad, sharply defined whitish margin.

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Western Pacific: known only from the Indonesian island of Bali.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Biology unknown; presumably reef-dwelling, inhabiting holes and crevices on reefs, like other related catsharks. Presumably oviparous. Diet probably dominated by small invertebrates . Caught irregularly by fisheries operating over coral reefs. Utilized for its meat but of limited value (Ref.58048).

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

White, W.T., P.R. Last and Dharmadi, 2005. Description of a new species of catshark, Atelomycterus baliensis (Carcharhiniformes: Scyliorhinidae) from eastern Indonesia. Cybium 29(1):33-40.

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 90363)

  Vulnerable (VU) (B1ab(i,iii,v))

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Estimates of some properties based on empirical models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5312   [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-BS (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.9   ±0.6 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Moderate vulnerability (37 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Low.