Figaro boardmani

(WHITLEY, 1928)


Australian sawtail catshark
Classification: Elasmobranchii Carcharhiniformes Pentanchidae

Reference of the original description
WHITLEY, G.P. (1928)
Studies in Ichthyology. No. 2. Records of the Australian Museum, 16 (4): 211–239

Image of the original description

Figaro boardmani (WHITLEY, 1928)

Synonyms / new combinations and misspellings
Figaro boardmani socius, Figaro cf. boardmani, Galeus boardmani, Pristiurus boardmani, Pristiurus (Figaro) boardmani

Types
Figaro boardmani
Holotype: AMS: IA.2483; Paratype: AMS: IA.2825; AMS: IA.2824;
Figaro boardmani socius
Syntype: AMS: E.4278; AMS: E.3264; AMS: E.3263; AMS: E.2340; AMS: E.3262;


Description :


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Common names
spa Pintarroja australiana, fra \(T\) Chien égoine, eng Australian sawtail cat shark, eng Australian sawtail catshark, eng Banded shark, eng Sawtail catshark, eng Sawtail shark, eng Sawtailed shark

Short Description
Three broad dark saddles in front of first dorsal fin, about as wide as eye diameter or wider [16823].

Distribution
Eastern Indian Ocean: southern Australia, from Carnarvon, Western Australia to Noosa, Queensland [1388]. Source: www.gbif.org

Human uses
fisheries: minor commercial; price category: low; price reliability: very questionable: based on ex-vessel price for species in this family

Biology
A little-known but common Australian catshark found on the outer continental shelf and upper slope, presumably on or near the bottom. Feeds mainly on fish, crustaceans, and cephalopods.

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

Habitat
bathydemersal; marine; depth range 128 - 823 m [517]

Remarks
shark-references Species-ID=2267;