Halaelurus natalensis

(REGAN, 1904)

Tiger catshark
Classification: Elasmobranchii Carcharhiniformes Pentanchidae

Reference of the original description
REGAN, C.T. (1904)
Descriptions of three new marine fishes from South Africa. Annals and Magazine of Natural History, (Series 7), 14 (80): 128–130

Image of the original description
No image in first description.

Synonyms / new combinations and misspellings
Scyliorhinus natalensis, Scylliorhinus natalensis, Scyllium natalense

Halaelurus natalensis
Syntype: BMNH: 1904.6.28.29;

Description :

Citation: Halaelurus natalensis (REGAN, 1904): In: Database of modern sharks, rays and chimaeras, www.shark-references.com, World Wide Web electronic publication, Version 07/2019

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Common names
spa Pejegato atigrado, fra \(T\) Holbiche tigrée, eng Tiger cat shark, eng Tiger catshark

Short Description
A catshark with a prominent upturned knob on the snout, a broad head, and with no spots on the body [536]. Yellow-brown in color, with pairs of broad, vertical, dark brown stripes outlining dusky saddles [536], cream ventrally (Ref. 5510).

Southeast Atlantic: Cape Agulhas to East London in South Africa. Until recently, two species were confused under this name, the present one and the recently described Halaelurus lineatus [517]. Source: www.gbif.org

Human uses
fisheries: subsistence fisheries; gamefish: yes

Oviparous, with 6 to 11 egg-cases per oviduct (commonly 6 to 9) at a time [517]. Egg cases retained until embryos are well-advanced [536]. Feeds on fish, squids and benthic invertebrates [536].

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

demersal; marine; depth range 0 - 172 m [536]

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