Atelomycterus marmoratus

(Bennett, 1830)

Coral catshark
Classification: Elasmobranchii Carcharhiniformes Scyliorhinidae

Reference of the original description
Bennett, E.T. (1830)
Class Pisces. In (Ed.), Memoir of the Life and Public Services of Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles (pp. 686–694), John Murray, London

Images of the original description (synonym)
Synonyms / new combinations and misspellings
Atelomycterus marmoratum, Catulus marmoratum, Scyliorhinus marmoratus, Scylliorhinus marmoratus, Scyllium maculatum, Scyllium marmoratum, Scyllium pardus

Atelomycterus marmoratus
Holotype: BMNH: 1953.5.10.5
Scyllium maculatum
Holotype: BMNH: 1953.5.10.4
Scyllium pardus
XXXX: No types known;

Description :

Citation: Atelomycterus marmoratus (Bennett, 1830): In: Database of modern sharks, rays and chimaeras,, World Wide Web electronic publication, Version 06/2024

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Atelomycterus marmoratus (Bennett, 1830), © Randall, J.E,
Common names
spa Pintarroja coral, spa Pintarroja coralera, fra \(T\) Chien corail, eng Coral catshark, eng Dog fish, eng Marbled cat shark, eng Marbled catshark

Short Description
Saddle markings obsolete, light grey and white spots outlined by large black spots, bars and lines [16823].

Indo-West Pacific: Pakistan and India to Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, New Guinea, Thailand, Viet Nam, the Philippines, southern China, and Taiwan. Source:

Human uses
fisheries: subsistence fisheries

Oviparous, with single egg-cases laid per oviduct [517]. Embryos feed solely on yolk [733].

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

reef-associated; marine

shark-references Species-ID=466;

Parasites (arranged by Jürgen Pollerspöck)
  • Nemesis santhadevii Maran, Aneesh & Moon, 2022 [31109]