Atelomycterus fasciatus

Compagno & Stevens, 1993

Banded sand catshark
Classification: Elasmobranchii Carcharhiniformes Scyliorhinidae

Reference of the original description
Compagno, L.J.V. & Stevens, J.D. (1993)
Atelomycterus fasciatus n.sp., a new catshark (Chondrichthyes: Carcharhiniformes: Scyliorhinidae) from tropical Australia. Records of the Australian Museum, 45(2), 147–169

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Atelomycterus fasciatus
Holotype: WAM: P.8629-001; Paratype: CSIRO: H 1297-01; CSIRO: H 1296-01; CSIRO: H 1295-01; CSIRO: CA 4524; CSIRO: CA 3289; CSIRO: CA 4518; CSIRO: CA 4523; CSIRO: H 1294-01; WAM: P.23838-001;

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Common names
eng Banded catshark, eng Banded sand cat shark, eng Banded sand catshark, eng Longlip spotted catshark

Short Description
Black spots and markings relatively few, small, and scattered, color pattern dominated by greyish saddles and bands on light background [16823]. Western Australian specimens lack the white spots and are lighter in color [16823].

Indo-West Pacific: northern Australia. Western Australian specimens lack the white spots and are lighter colored. Source:

Oviparous, paired eggs are laid. Embryos feed solely on yolk [733]. Occurs on the continental shelf (Ref. 75154).

Size / Weight / Age
45.0 cm TL (male/unsexed; [16823])

demersal; marine; depth range 27 - 122 m [16823], usually ? - 60 m [16823]

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