Schroederichthys bivius

(MÜLLER & HENLE, 1838)

Narrowmouthed catshark
Classification: Elasmobranchii Carcharhiniformes Scyliorhinidae

Reference of the original description
MÜLLER, J. & HENLE, F.G.J. (1841)
Systematische Beschreibung der Plagiostomen. Berlin, Veit, pp. 1–200

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Synonyms / new combinations and misspellings
Halaelurus bivius, Scyliorhinus bivius, Scyliorhinus (Halaelurus) bivius, Scylliorhinus bivius, Scyllium bivium

Schroederichthys bivius
Holotype: BMNH: 1851.10.26.148

Description :

Citation: Schroederichthys bivius (MÜLLER & HENLE, 1838): In: Database of modern sharks, rays and chimaeras,, World Wide Web electronic publication, Version 07/2019

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Common names
spa Pejegato bocachica, spa Pintarroja, fra \(T\) Holbiche blanche, eng Narrowmouth cat shark, eng Narrowmouth catshark, eng Narrowmouthed catshark, por Tubarão-lagarto

Southeast Pacific and Southwest Atlantic: central Chile to the Straits of Magellan and Argentina. Source:

Human uses
fisheries: of no interest

Oviparous, paired eggs are laid. Embryos feed solely on yolk [733]. Sexual dimorphism is evident in dentition of male species (Ref. 49562). Males have longer teeth with fewer cusps than females (Ref. 51093) to make "quot;courtship biting"quot; more effective (Ref. 49562). Feeds on invertebrates and fish (Ref. 43115).

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

demersal; marine; depth range 14 - 78 m [517]

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