Ctenacis fehlmanni

(Springer, 1968)

Harlequin catshark
Classification: Elasmobranchii Carcharhiniformes Proscylliidae

Reference of the original description
Springer, S. (1968)
Triakis fehlmanni, a new shark from the coast of Somalia. Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington, 81, 613–624

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Synonyms / new combinations and misspellings
Ctenacis fehlmani, Triakis fehlmanni

Ctenacis fehlmanni
Holotype: USNM: 202969;

Description :

Citation: Ctenacis fehlmanni (Springer, 1968): In: Database of modern sharks, rays and chimaeras, www.shark-references.com, World Wide Web electronic publication, Version 10/2022

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Ctenacis fehlmanni (Springer, 1968), © FAO, www.fish-base.org
Common names
spa Tollo coludo arlequín, fra \(T\) Requin chat arlequin, fra \(T\) Requin-chat arlequin, eng Harlequin cat shark, eng Harlequin catshark

Western Indian Ocean: off Somalia. Source: www.gbif.org

Human uses
fisheries: of no interest

Oviparous, paired eggs are laid. Embryos feed solely on yolk [733]. Inhabits the outer continental shelf. Known only from the holotype. Its large mouth, small teeth, and large pharynx with gillraker papillae might allow it to feed on very small invertebrates, according to S. Springer.

Size / Weight / Age
46 cm TL (female)

demersal; marine; depth range 70 - 170 m [20047]

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