Scyliorhinus besnardi

SPRINGER & SADOWSKY, 1970


Polkadot catshark
Classification: Elasmobranchii Carcharhiniformes Scyliorhinidae

Reference of the original description
SPRINGER, S. & SADOWSKY, V. (1970)
Subspecies of the western Atlantic cat shark, Scyliorhinus retifer. Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington, 83 (7): 83–98

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Types
Scyliorhinus besnardi
Holotype: USNM: 204376; Paratype: IO: 81BS (dissected) IO: 82BS USNM: 204377;


Description :


Citation: Scyliorhinus besnardi SPRINGER & SADOWSKY, 1970: In: Database of modern sharks, rays and chimaeras, www.shark-references.com, World Wide Web electronic publication, Version 12/2018

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Common names
spa Alitán de lunares, spa Lija, fra \(T\) Roussette polka, eng Polka-dot cat shark, eng Polkadot catshark

Distribution
Southwest Atlantic: northern Uruguay.

Human uses
fisheries: of no interest

Biology
Oviparous, paired eggs are laid. Embryos feed solely on yolk [733].

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

Habitat
demersal; marine; depth range 140 - 190 m

Parasites (arranged by Jürgen Pollerspöck)
Cestoda