Halaelurus lineatus

BASS, D'AUBREY & KISTNASAMY, 1975


Lined catshark
Classification: Elasmobranchii Carcharhiniformes Pentanchidae

Reference of the original description
BASS, A.J. & D'AUBREY, J.D. & KISTNASAMY, N. (1975)
Sharks of the east coast of Southern Africa. II. The families Scyliorhinidae and Pseudotriakidae. Investigational Report Oceanographic Research Institute, 37: 1–64

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Citation: Halaelurus lineatus BASS, D'AUBREY & KISTNASAMY, 1975: In: Database of modern sharks, rays and chimaeras, www.shark-references.com, World Wide Web electronic publication, Version 07/2019

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Halaelurus lineatus BASS, D'AUBREY & KISTNASAMY, 1975, © FAO, www.fish-base.org
Common names
spa Pejegato playero, fra \(T\) Holbiche des plages, eng Banded catshark, eng Lined cat shark, eng Lined catshark, por Pata-roxa lineada

Short Description
A catshark with an upturned knob on the snout, a narrow head, and numerous small dark spots on the body [536]. Pale brown with numerous pairs of narrow, vertical, dark brown stripes outlining obscure dusky saddles [536], cream below (Ref. 5510).

Distribution
Western Indian Ocean: Beira, Mozambique to East London, South Africa. Source: www.gbif.org

Human uses
fisheries: of no interest; gamefish: yes; aquarium: public aquariums

Biology
Probably lays eggs, with up to 16 egg-cases per female; eggs retained until embryos reach advanced stage of development [536].

Size / Weight / Age
56.0 cm TL (male/unsexed; [517]); 52 cm TL (female)

Habitat
demersal; marine; depth range 0 - 290 m (Ref. 5510)

Remarks
shark-references Species-ID=2611;