Asymbolus rubiginosus

LAST, GOMON & GLEDHILL, 1999



Classification: Elasmobranchii Carcharhiniformes Pentanchidae

Reference of the original description
LAST, P.R. & GOMON, M.F. & GLEDHILL, D.C. (1999)
Australian spotted catsharks of the genus Asymbolus (Carcharhiniformes: Scyliorphinidae). Part 2: descriptions of three new, dark-spotted species. CSIRO Marine Laboratories, Report, 239: 19–35

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Citation: Asymbolus rubiginosus LAST, GOMON & GLEDHILL, 1999: In: Database of modern sharks, rays and chimaeras, www.shark-references.com, World Wide Web electronic publication, Version 11/2017

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Asymbolus rubiginosus LAST, GOMON & GLEDHILL, 1999, egg case, scale: 10 mm, © Carlos Bustamante, Queensland, Australia
Common names
eng Orange spotted catshrak, eng Rusty catshark, eng Rustyspotted catshark, eng Spotted catshark

Short Description
Original diagnosis after LAST, GOMON & GLEDHILL, 1999 [3372]: A medium-sized, spotted catshark of the genus Asymbolus with the following combination of characters: pale brownish body covered with orange brown spots (with soft edges and variably spaced); usually with an indistinct brownish blotch beneath the eye and cluster of spots on the dorsal midline between each dark saddle; relatively short and slender caudal peduncle; relatively broad head and trunk; head length usually less than 5 times eye diameter; long anal-fin base; posterior margin of first dorsal fin 0.70--0.93 times its base; anal-fin base much longer than pelvic-anal space; teeth ridged, mainly with 5 cusps; 35-38 monospondylous centra.

Distribution
Eastern Indian Ocean: 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
39.3 cm TL (male/unsexed; (Ref. 36718)); 41.9 cm TL (female)

Habitat
pelagic-oceanic; marine; depth range 25 - 540 m (Ref. 36718)

Parasites (arranged by Jürgen Pollerspöck)
Copepoda
  • Paeon asymboli TURNER, KYNE & BENNETT, 2003 [7385]