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Class: Elasmobranchii
Order: Carcharhiniformes
Family: Scyliorhinidae Cat sharks

Genus: Halaelurus

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Halaelurus boesemani Speckled catshark Indo-West Pacific 48 TL 1972
Halaelurus buergeri Blackspotted catshark Northwest Pacific 49 TL 1838
Halaelurus lineatus Lined catshark Western Indian Ocean 56 TL 1975
Halaelurus maculosus Indonesian Speckled Catshark Pacific Ocean 52.8 TL 2007
Halaelurus natalensis Tiger catshark Southeast Atlantic 47 TL 1904
Halaelurus quagga Quagga catshark Western Indian Ocean 36.8 TL 1899
Halaelurus sellus Rusty Catshark Eastern Indian Ocean 42.3 TL 2007



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