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Bristly catshark

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Bristly catshark

Bristly catshark
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Chondrichthyes
Subclass: Elasmobranchii
Superorder: Selachimorpha
Order: Carcharhiniformes
Family: Scyliorhinidae
Genus: Bythaelurus
Species: B. hispidus
Binomial name
Bythaelurus hispidus
(Alcock, 1891)

Halaelurus hispidus Alcock, 1891
Halaelurus alcockii Garman, 1913
Bythaelurus alcockii Garman, 1913

The bristly catshark, Bythaelurus hispidus, is a cat shark of the family Scyliorhinidae, found from southeastern India and the Andaman Islands, between latitudes 15° N and 5° N, at depths between 200 and 300 m. Its length is up to 29 cm.

See also


  • Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2011). "Bythaelurus hispidus in FishBase. June 2011 version.
  • White, W.T. 2004. Bythaelurus hispidus. 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 3 August 2007.
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