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Class: Elasmobranchii
Order: Carcharhiniformes
Family: Scyliorhinidae Cat sharks

Genus: Asymbolus

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Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 90 cm TL
Asymbolus analis (Ogilby, 1885)

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Asymbolus analis
[Grey spotted catshark]
No picture found

Max. Length 44.2 cm TL

 
Asymbolus funebris
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Western Pacific
Max. Length 47.7 cm TL
Asymbolus galacticus Séret & Last, 2008

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Asymbolus galacticus
[Starry catshark]
No picture found

Max. Length 60.1 cm TL

 
Asymbolus occiduus
[Western spotted catshark]
No picture found

Max. Length 46.7 cm TL

 
Asymbolus pallidus
[Pale spotted catshark]
No picture found

Max. Length 35.7 cm TL

 
Asymbolus parvus
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Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 41.9 cm TL
Asymbolus rubiginosus Last, Gomon & Gledhill, 1999

Photo by Photo by Kyne, P.M.
 
Asymbolus rubiginosus
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 43.8 cm TL

 
Asymbolus submaculatus
[Variegated catshark]



Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 61 cm TL
Asymbolus vincenti (Zietz, 1908)

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Asymbolus vincenti
[Gulf catshark]



9 species

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Asymbolus analis Grey spotted catshark Indo-West Pacific 90 TL 1885
Asymbolus funebris Eastern Indian Ocean 44.2 TL 1999
Asymbolus galacticus Starry catshark Western Pacific 47.7 TL 2008
Asymbolus occiduus Western spotted catshark Eastern Indian Ocean 60.1 TL 1999
Asymbolus pallidus Pale spotted catshark Western Pacific 46.7 TL 1999
Asymbolus parvus Eastern Indian Ocean 35.7 TL 1999
Asymbolus rubiginosus Eastern Indian Ocean 41.9 TL 1999
Asymbolus submaculatus Variegated catshark Southwest Pacific 43.8 TL 1999
Asymbolus vincenti Gulf catshark Eastern Indian Ocean 61 TL 1908



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