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Speckled catshark

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Speckled catshark

Speckled catshark
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Chondrichthyes
Subclass: Elasmobranchii
Superorder: Selachimorpha
Order: Carcharhiniformes
Family: Scyliorhinidae
Genus: Halaelurus
Species: H. boesemani
Binomial name
Halaelurus boesemani
S. Springer & D'Aubrey, 1972

The speckled catshark, Halaelurus boesemani, is a catshark of the family Scyliorhinidae. It is found in the Gulf of Aden and off the coast of Somalia. It can also be found in the waters around Vietnam, the Philippines, Indonesia, and Western Australia, between latitudes 21° N and 26° S, at depths of between 40 and 250 m. Its length is up to 48 cm.

See also


  1. ^ W. T. White, L. J. V. Compagno & A. Henderson (2007). "Halaelurus boesemani".  
  • Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2006). "Halaelurus boesemani in FishBase. July 2006 version.
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