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 Coral catshark (Atelomycterus marmoratus)

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 Photo

Coral catshark
No image of Coral catshark found in the Shark Database
 Range Map

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 Systematics

Phylum: Vertebates (Chordata)

Class: Carlilagenous Fishes (Chondrichthyes)
  Order: Ground sharks (Carcharhiniformes)
    Family: Catsharks (Scyliorhinidae)
      Genus: Atelomycterus (Atelomycterus)


 Name

Scientific: Atelomycterus marmoratus
German: Korallen-Katzenhai
English: Coral catshark
French: Chien corail
Spanish: Piontarroja coralera


 Appearance

Very slender body, typical appearance of a "cat shark." Origin of first dorsal fin over midbase of pelvic fins. Second dorsal fin much larger than anal fin.

 Coloration

Very unique coloration. Brownish, with dark pattern and white spots. Ventral surface white.

 Distribution

Indo-Western Pacific: Pakistan, India to Malaysia. Singapore, Indonesia, New Guinea. Thailand. Vietnam. Philippines. Southern China to Taiwan.

 Biology

A little-known, abundant species. Lives in shallow shore areas, prefers corals with crevices.

 Feeding

Invertebrates.

 Size

Average size between 40 cm and 50 cm, maximum total length about 70 cm.

 Reproduction

Oviparous (egg laying). Males and females reach sexual maturity at about 50 cm.

 Similar Species

Although this species has a distinctive coloration, some other species of this family have a very similar apperance and taxonomic features have to be used to clearly distinguish.

 Endangerment

Status in the IUCN Red List(Version 2001):

Main criterion: > NT (Near Threatened)
Sub criterion:
Trend: Unknown


 Danger to Humans

Harmless.



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