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Izak catshark (H. regani)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Chondrichthyes
Subclass: Elasmobranchii
Superorder: Selachimorpha
Order: Carcharhiniformes
Family: Scyliorhinidae
Genus: Holohalaelurus
Fowler, 1934
Type species
Scylliorhinus regani
Gilchrist, 1922

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Holohalaelurus is a genus of catshark in the family Scyliorhinidae, commonly known as Izak catsharks or hallelujah sharks.

Member species of this genus are distributed in the western Indian Ocean off the coasts of various Southern African and East African countries, from Kenya to Namibia.



  • Froese, Rainer, and Daniel Pauly, eds. (2011). HolohalaelurusSpecies of in FishBase. February 2011 version.

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