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Class: Elasmobranchii
Order: Carcharhiniformes
Family: Scyliorhinidae Cat sharks

Genus: Bythaelurus

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Max. Length 30 cm TL

 
Bythaelurus alcockii
[Arabian catshark]



Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 44.5 cm TL
Bythaelurus bachi Weigmann, Ebert, Clerkin, Stehmann & Naylor, 2016

Photo by Photo by Weigmann, S.
 
Bythaelurus bachi
[Bach’s catshark]



Southeast Pacific
Max. Length 70 cm TL
Bythaelurus canescens (Günther, 1878)

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Bythaelurus canescens
[Dusky catshark]
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Bythaelurus clevai
[Broadhead cat shark]



Southwest Pacific
Max. Length 45 cm TL
Bythaelurus dawsoni (Springer, 1971)

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Bythaelurus dawsoni
[New Zealand catshark]
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Max. Length 45.3 cm TL

 
Bythaelurus giddingsi
[Galápagos catshark]



Indian Ocean
Max. Length 29 cm TL
Bythaelurus hispidus (Alcock, 1891)

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Bythaelurus hispidus
[Bristly catshark]



Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 76 cm TL
Bythaelurus immaculatus (Chu & Meng, 1982)

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Bythaelurus immaculatus
[Spotless catshark]
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Max. Length 45.4 cm TL

 
Bythaelurus incanus
[]



Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 39 cm TL
Bythaelurus lutarius (Springer & D'Aubrey, 1972)

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Bythaelurus lutarius
[Mud catshark]



Southwestern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 54.8 cm TL
Bythaelurus naylori Ebert & Clerkin, 2015

Photo by Photo by Ebert, D.A.
 
Bythaelurus naylori
[Dusky snout catshark]
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Max. Length 42.5 cm TL

 
Bythaelurus stewarti
[Error Seamount Catshark]



Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 300 cm TL
Bythaelurus tenuicephalus Kaschner, Weigmann & Thiel, 2016

Photo by Photo by Weigmann, S.
 
Bythaelurus tenuicephalus
[Narrowhead catshark]



Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 32.5 cm TL
Bythaelurus vivaldii Weigmann & Kaschner, 2017

Photo by Photo by Weigmann, S.
 
Bythaelurus vivaldii
[Vivaldi’s catshark]



14 species

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Bythaelurus alcockii Arabian catshark Western Indian Ocean 30 TL 1913
Bythaelurus bachi Bach’s catshark Western Indian Ocean 44.5 TL 2016
Bythaelurus canescens Dusky catshark Southeast Pacific 70 TL 1878
Bythaelurus clevai Broadhead cat shark Western Indian Ocean 1987
Bythaelurus dawsoni New Zealand catshark Southwest Pacific 45 TL 1971
Bythaelurus giddingsi Galápagos catshark Pacific Ocean 45.3 TL 2012
Bythaelurus hispidus Bristly catshark Indian Ocean 29 TL 1891
Bythaelurus immaculatus Spotless catshark Northwest Pacific 76 TL 1982
Bythaelurus incanus Eastern Indian Ocean 45.4 TL 2008
Bythaelurus lutarius Mud catshark Western Indian Ocean 39 TL 1972
Bythaelurus naylori Dusky snout catshark Southwestern Indian Ocean 54.8 TL 2015
Bythaelurus stewarti Error Seamount Catshark Northwestern Indian Ocean 42.5 TL 2018
Bythaelurus tenuicephalus Narrowhead catshark Western Indian Ocean 300 TL 2016
Bythaelurus vivaldii Vivaldi’s catshark Western Indian Ocean 32.5 TL 2017



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