Scyliorhinus meadi


Blotched catshark
Classification: Elasmobranchii Carcharhiniformes Scyliorhinidae

Reference of the original description
SPRINGER, S. (1966)
A review of Western Atlantic Cat Sharks, Scyliorhinidae, with descriptions of a new genus and five new species. Fishery Bulletin, 65 (3): 581–624

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Synonyms / new combinations and misspellings
Scyliorhinus retifer meadi

Scyliorhinus meadi
Holotype: USNM: 188049; Paratype: USNM: 188050; USNM: 188051;

Description :

Citation: Scyliorhinus meadi SPRINGER, 1966: In: Database of modern sharks, rays and chimaeras,, World Wide Web electronic publication, Version 04/2019

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Scyliorhinus meadi SPRINGER, 1966, © FAO,
Common names
spa Alitán pintarrajo, fra \(T\) Roussette cloquée, eng Blotched cat shark, eng Blotched catshark

Western Central Atlantic: North Carolina south to Florida in the USA and the Santaren Channel between Cuba and Bahamas Bank. Source:

Human uses
fisheries: of no interest

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

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

bathydemersal; marine; depth range 300 - 600 m [13336]

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