Atelomycterus baliensis

White, Last & Dharmadi, 2005

Bali catshark
Classification: Elasmobranchii Carcharhiniformes Scyliorhinidae

Reference of the original description
White, W.T. & Last, P.R. & Dharmadi (2005)
Description of a new species of catshark, Atelomycterus baliensis (Carcharhiniformes: Scyliorhinidae) from eastern Indonesia. Cybium, 29(1), 33–40

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Atelomycterus baliensis
Holotype: CSIRO: H 5868-03; Paratype: CSIRO: H 5868-02; CSIRO: H 5868-05; CSIRO: H 5868-01; CSIRO: H 5868-04; MZB: 12901; MZB: 12902;

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Citation: Atelomycterus baliensis White, Last & Dharmadi, 2005: In: Database of modern sharks, rays and chimaeras,, World Wide Web electronic publication, Version 04/2024

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Atelomycterus baliensis White, Last & Dharmadi, 2005 © Chris Avila, Toronto Bentic Sharks, Canadian Marine Aquaculture, Toronto
Common names
eng Bali catshark

Short Description
A relatively small (max. size 474 mm TL) Atelomycterus with the following combination of characters: relatively short preoral length, 4.0-4.6% T; short interdorsal space, 11.6-12.9% TL; high pectoral-pelvic to pelvic-anal ratio 1.28-1.48; dorsal fins weakly falcate, with posterior margins vertical or sloping anteroventrally from fin apices; prebranchial denticles strongly tricuspid with narrow, elongate medial cusps; claspers of adults short, not stubby, not tapering sharply distally, outer length 8.3-9% TL, base width 5.4-6.3% of outer length; clasper glans covering more than half of clasper; cover rhipidion relatively narrow; rhipidion large, relatively low, and only partly concealed by cover rhipidion and exorhipidion; exorhipidion small with proximal end well behind distal end of cover rhipidion; total vertebral centra 154-163, precaudal centra 101-106; dorsal surface with well-defined dark saddles consisting mainly of four, partly coalesced, diffuse-edged, dark brown blotches; white partly coalesced, diffuse-edged, dark brown blotches; white spots absent from body and rarely on fins; inner margin of pale tips of dorsal fins orientated almost vertically; upper pectoral fin lacking a broad, sharply defined whitish margin.

Western Central Pacific: known only from the Indonesian island of Bali.

Human uses

Size / Weight / Age
47.4 cm TL (male/unsexed; (Ref. 54850))

demersal; marine

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