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Asymbolus parvus Compagno, Stevens &. Last, 1999
DWARF CATSHARK
Asymbolus sp A

Life   Vertebrata   Fish   Scyliorhinidae   Asymbolus


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Asymbolus parvus Compagno , Stevens & Last , 1999

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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes ( gen. , sp. ) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa

Elasmobranchii (sharks and rays) > Carcharhiniformes (Ground sharks) > Scyliorhinidae (Cat sharks)
Etymology: Asymbolus: Greek, assymbolos, -os, -on = uselees, free, alone (Ref. 45335 ) ;   parvus: From its small relative size within the genus.   More on authors: Compagno , Stevens & Last .

Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range Ecology

Marine; pelagic-oceanic; depth range 160 - 260 m (Ref. 36712 ).   Subtropical

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Point map | Introductions | Faunafri

Eastern Indian Ocean: Western Australia.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: L m   ?   range ? - ? cm
Max length : 34.9 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 36712 ); 35.7 cm TL (female)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Very small, distinctive, pale brown body with many white spots and blotches; dark brown or black spots absent. Caudal peduncle relatively thin; low anal fin. Preoral length long. Teeth very small, ridged with 5-7 cusps; small, densely imbricated, weakly tricuspidate denticles. Monospondylous centra 34-35.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Oviparous (Ref. 50449 ).

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae

Oviparous, paired eggs are laid. Embryos feed solely on yolk (Ref. 50449 ).

Main reference Upload your references | References | Coordinator : Compagno, Leonard J.V. | Collaborators

Compagno, L.J.V., J.D. Stevens and P.R. Last , 1999. Australian spotted catsharks of the genus Asymbolus (Carcharhiniformes: Scyliorhinidae). Part 1: Descriptions of three new species from western Australia. p. 2-18. In P.R. Last (ed.). Australian catsharks of the genus Asymbolus (Carcharhiniformes: Scyliorhinidae). (Ref. 36712 )

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744 )

  Least Concern (LC)  ; Date assessed: 07 May 2015

CITES (Ref. 115941 )

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361 )

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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