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New Caledonia catshark

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New Caledonia catshark

New Caledonia catshark
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Chondrichthyes
Subclass: Elasmobranchii
Superorder: Selachimorpha
Order: Carcharhiniformes
Family: Scyliorhinidae
Genus: Aulohalaelurus
Species: A. kanakorum
Binomial name
Aulohalaelurus kanakorum
Séret, 1990

The New Caledonia catshark or Kanakorum catshark (Aulohalaelurus kanakorum) is a catshark of the family Scyliorhinidae in the order Carcharhiniformes, known only from one specimen collected near southwestern New Caledonia in the western central Pacific Ocean. The holotype measured 79 cm (31 in). The New Caledonia catshark is a rare and vulnerable inshore catshark found around coral reefs.

See also


  • Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2006). "Aulohalaelurus kanakorum in FishBase. May 2006 version.

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