Crying Izak

Crying Izak
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Chondrichthyes
Subclass: Elasmobranchii
Superorder: Selachimorpha
Order: Carcharhiniformes
Family: Scyliorhinidae
Genus: Holohalaelurus
Species: H. melanostigma
Binomial name
Holohalaelurus melanostigma
Norman, 1939
Range of the crying izak

The crying Izak, Holohalaelurus melanostigma, is a very rare catshark of the family Scyliorhinidae. It is found in the western Indian Ocean off Mozambique and Tanzania, at depths of between 600 and 660 m. It can grow up to 38 cm in length.

See also

References

  • Compagno, Dando, & Fowler, Sharks of the World, Princeton University Press, New Jersey 2005 ISBN 0-691-12072-2
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