Halaelurus boesemani

SPRINGER & D'AUBREY, 1972


Speckled catshark
Classification: Elasmobranchii Carcharhiniformes Pentanchidae

Reference of the original description
SPRINGER, S. & D'AUBREY, J.D. (1972)
Two new Scyliorhinid sharks from the east coast of Africa, with notes on related species. Investigational Report Oceanographic Research Institute, 29: 1–19

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Types
Halaelurus boesemani
Holotype: USNM: 205136; Paratype: BMNH: 1939.5.24.1; USNM: 221424; USNM: 201763; WAM: P.14836-001;


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Citation: Halaelurus boesemani SPRINGER & D'AUBREY, 1972: In: Database of modern sharks, rays and chimaeras, www.shark-references.com, World Wide Web electronic publication, Version 02/2019

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Halaelurus boesemani SPRINGER & D'AUBREY, 1972, © FAO, www.fish-base.org
Common names
spa Pejegato pintado, fra \(T\) Holbiche mouchetée, eng Shortlip spotted catshark, eng Speckled cat shark, eng Speckled catshark

Short Description
Dark spots small and very numerous, usually not larger than spiracles, over or between weak saddles or bars [16823].

Distribution
Indo-West Pacific: Gulf of Aden and off Somalia; also known from Viet Nam, the Philippines, Indonesia, and Western Australia. However, the extensive range needs further confirmation, for several species may be involved [542]. 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
Up to 4 egg capsules may be found in an oviduct but it is uncertain whether these hatch inside the oviduct or if the eggs are laid [517]. Live-bearing [733]. Occurs on the continental shelf (Ref. 75154).

Size / Weight / Age
48.0 cm TL (male/unsexed; [517]); 47 cm TL (female)

Habitat
demersal; marine; depth range 37 - 250 m [1388]

Remarks
shark-references Species-ID=2598;