Atelomycterus macleayi

WHITLEY, 1939


Australian marbled catshark
Classification: Elasmobranchii Carcharhiniformes Scyliorhinidae

Reference of the original description
WHITLEY, G.P. (1939)
Taxonomic notes on sharks and rays. Australian Zoologist, 9 (3): 227–262, fig. 18, pl. 20–22.

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Types
Atelomycterus macleayi
Holotype: AMS: I.5269; Paratype: AMS: IA.7826;


Description :


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Common names
spa Pejegato jaspeado, fra \(T\) Chien marbré, eng Australian marbled cat shark, eng Australian marbled catshark, eng Marbled catshark

Short Description
Color pattern of grey saddles separated by light areas and outlined by numerous small black spots (hatchlings have a simpler pattern of dark saddles, remarkably similar to Acanthophthalmus semicinctus) [16823].

Distribution
Eastern Indian Ocean: endemic to Australia. Source: www.gbif.org

Human uses
fisheries: minor commercial; price category: low; price reliability: very questionable: based on ex-vessel price for species in this family

Biology
Oviparous, paired eggs are laid. Embryos feed solely on yolk [733]. Hatches at about 10 cm [1388].

Size / Weight / Age
60.0 cm TL (male/unsexed; [517])

Habitat
reef-associated; marine; depth range 0 - 4 m [517]