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Atelomycterus macleayi Whitley, 1939
MARBLED CATSHARK
Australian Marbled Catshark; Marbled Cat-shark; Atelomycterus marmoratus Bennett, 1830

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CAAB : 37015028 Taxon concept Atelomycterus_macleayi;Atelomycterus last modified 2012-04-16 15:24:25.862

Species Atelomycterus macleayi Whitley, 1939

Marbled Catshark , Australian Marbled Catshark, Marbled Cat-shark

  • Atelomycterus macleayi Whitley, G.P. 1939. Taxonomic notes on sharks and rays. The Australian Zoologist 9 (3): 227-262 figs 1-18 pls 20-22 [230, fig. 3] [selected holotype previously figured by Whitley, G.P. 1932. Studies in Ichthyology No. 6. Record of the Australian Museum 18 (6): 321–348 figs 1–3 pls 36–39 (322 fig. 1)].
    Type data:
      Holotype AM I.5269, Port Darwin, NT.
    Paratype(s) AM IA.7822–25.

 

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Distribution

States

Northern Territory, Western Australia


Extra Distribution Information

Port Hedland, WA to Melville Island, NT; tropical; Queensland records need confirmation.

Australian Endemic.


IBRA and IMCRA regions (map not available)

IMCRA

Northern Shelf Province (25), Northwest Shelf Transition (26), Northwest Shelf Province (27)

Ecological Descriptors

Benthic, inshore, marine, rock bottom–marine, soft bottom.

Extra Ecological Information

To 60 m

 

General References

Compagno, L.J.V. 1984. FAO Species Catalogue. Sharks of the World. An annotated and illustrated catalogue of shark species known to date. Carcharhiniformes. FAO Fisheries Synopsis No. 125 . Rome : FAO Vol. 4(2) 251-655 pp. [292]

Compagno, L.J.V., Dando, M. & Fowler, S. 2005. A Field Guide to the Sharks of the World . London : Collins 368 pp. [210]

Compagno, L.J.V. & Niem, V.H. 1998. Families Scyliorhinidae, Proscylliidae. pp. 1279-1292 in Carpenter, K.E. & Niem, V.H. (eds). The Living Marine Resources of the Western Central Pacific. FAO Species Identification Guide for Fisheries Purposes . Rome : FAO Vol. 2 687-1396 pp. [1288]

Last, P.R. & Stevens, J.D. 1994. Sharks and Rays of Australia . Canberra : CSIRO Australia 513 pp. 84 pls. [190]

Last, P.R. & Stevens, J.D. 2009. Sharks and Rays of Australia . Collingwood : CSIRO Publishing Australia 2, 550 pp. [205]

McCulloch, A.R. 1929. A check-list of the fishes recorded from Australia. Part I. Memoirs of the Australian Museum 5 : 1–144 [9] (as Atelomycterus marmoratus )

McKay, R.J. 1966. Studies on Western Australian sharks and rays of the families Scyliorhinidae, Urolophidae and Torpedinidae. Journal of the Royal Society of Western Australia 49 (3): 65-82 figs 1-6 [67] (also material included as A. marmoratus )

Munro, I.S.R. 1961. Handbook of Australian fishes. Nos 1–42. Australian Fisheries Newsletter 15–17, 19, 20 : 1-172 [published as separates 1956–1961] [6] (39)

Whitley, G.P. 1940. The Fishes of Australia. Part 1. The sharks, rays, devil-fish, and other primitive fishes of Australia and New Zealand . Sydney : Roy. Zool. Soc. N.S.W. 280 pp. 303 figs. [92]

Whitley, G.P. 1964. A survey of Australian Ichthyology. Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales 89 (1): 11-127 [33] (39)

 

Common Name References

Compagno, L.J.V. 1984. FAO Species Catalogue. Sharks of the World. An annotated and illustrated catalogue of shark species known to date. Carcharhiniformes. FAO Fisheries Synopsis No. 125 . Rome : FAO Vol. 4(2) 251-655 pp. [292] (FAO) (Australian Marbled Catshark)

Grant, E.M. 1975. Guide to Fishes . Brisbane : Queensland Government, Co-ordinator General’s Department 640 pp. [38] (Marbled Cat-shark)

Randall, J.E., Allen, G.R. & Steene, R. 1997. Fishes of the Great Barrier Reef and Coral Sea . Bathurst : Crawford House Press 557 pp. figs. [17] ( Marbled Catshark )

Seafood Services Australia 2008. Australian Fish Names Standard. http://www.fishnames.com.au/. ( Marbled Catshark )

 

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Elasmobranchii (sharks and rays) > Carcharhiniformes (Ground sharks) > Scyliorhinidae (Cat sharks)
Etymology: Atelomycterus: Greek, ateles = imperfect + Greek, mykter = nose (Ref. 45335 ) .  More on author: Whitley .

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

Marine; reef-associated; depth range 0 - 4 m (Ref. 244 ).   Tropical; 12°S - 21°S

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Eastern Indian Ocean: endemic to Australia.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: L m   ? , range 51 - ? cm
Max length : 60.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 244 )

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 0; Anal spines : 0; Anal soft rays : 0. Color pattern of grey saddles separated by light areas and outlined by numerous small black spots (hatchlings have a simpler pattern of dark saddles, remarkably similar to Acanthophthalmus semicinctus ) (Ref. 11146 ).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

A little-known inshore catshark found on sandy and rocky bottom (Ref. 11146 ). Oviparous (Ref. 50449 ). Hatching length around 10 cm (Ref. 6871 ).

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

Oviparous, paired eggs are laid. Embryos feed solely on yolk (Ref. 50449 ). Hatches at about 10 cm (Ref. 6871 ).

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

Compagno, L.J.V. , 1984. FAO Species Catalogue. Vol. 4. Sharks of the world. An annotated and illustrated catalogue of shark species known to date. Part 2 - Carcharhiniformes. FAO Fish. Synop. 125(4/2):251-655. Rome: FAO. (Ref. 244 )

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744 )

  Least Concern (LC)  ; Date assessed: 08 May 2015

CITES (Ref. 115941 )

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361 )

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless (Ref. 6871 )




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Fisheries: minor commercial FAO(Publication : search ) | FishSource |

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Estimates of some properties based on models

Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969 ): 26 - 28.8, mean 27.8 (based on 172 cells). Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805 ):  PD 50 = 0.5156   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high]. Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00316 (0.00159 - 0.00631), b=3.12 (2.95 - 3.29), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245 ). Trophic Level (Ref. 69278 ):  4.1   ±0.4 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives Resilience (Ref. 69278 ):  Low, minimum population doubling time 4.5 - 14 years (Fec assumed to be <100). Vulnerability (Ref. 59153 ):  Moderate vulnerability (45 of 100) . Price category (Ref. 80766 ):   Low .

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