Asymbolus parvus

COMPAGNO, STEVENS & LAST, 1999



Classification: Elasmobranchii Carcharhiniformes Pentanchidae

Reference of the original description
COMPAGNO, L.J.V. & STEVENS, J.D. & LAST, P.R. (1999)
Australian spotted catsharks of the genus Asymbolus (Carcharhiniformes: Scyliorphinidae). Part 1: descriptions of three new species from Western Australia. CSIRO Marine Laboratories, Report, 239: 1–18

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Citation: Asymbolus parvus COMPAGNO, STEVENS & LAST, 1999: In: Database of modern sharks, rays and chimaeras, www.shark-references.com, World Wide Web electronic publication, Version 09/2017

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Common names
eng Dwarf catshark

Short Description
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.

Distribution
Eastern Indian Ocean: Western Australia. Source: www.gbif.org

Biology
Oviparous, paired eggs are laid. Embryos feed solely on yolk [733]. Occurs on the continental shelf and slope (Ref. 75154).

Size / Weight / Age
34.9 cm TL (male/unsexed; (Ref. 36712)); 35.7 cm TL (female)

Habitat
pelagic-oceanic; marine; depth range 160 - 260 m (Ref. 36712)