Schroederichthys maculatus


Narrowtail catshark
Classification: Elasmobranchii Carcharhiniformes Scyliorhinidae

Reference of the original description
SPRINGER, S. (1966)
A review of Western Atlantic Cat Sharks, Scyliorhinidae, with descriptions of a new genus and five new species. Fishery Bulletin, 65 (3): 581–624

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Synonyms / new combinations and misspellings
Schroederichthys maculata

Schroederichthys maculatus
Holotype: USNM: 185556; Paratype: USNM: 185557;

Description :

Citation: Schroederichthys maculatus SPRINGER, 1966: In: Database of modern sharks, rays and chimaeras,, World Wide Web electronic publication, Version 03/2021

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Schroederichthys maculatus SPRINGER, 1966 © FAO,
Common names
spa Pejegato rabo fino, fra \(T\) Holbiche petite queue, eng Narrowtail cat shark, eng Narrowtail catshark, por Tubarão lagarto anão

Western Central Atlantic: Honduras and Nicaragua. Source:

Human uses
fisheries: of no interest

Oviparous, paired eggs are laid. Embryos feed solely on yolk [733]. Found on the continental outer shelf and upper slope. Prefers fine white calcareous material as substrate. Feeds on small bony fishes and cephalopods.

Size / Weight / Age
33.0 cm TL (male/unsexed; [517]); 34 cm TL (female)

bathydemersal; marine; depth range 190 - 412 m (Ref. 58018)

shark-references Species-ID=6229;