Scyliorhinus torazame

(TANAKA, 1908)

Cloudy catshark
Classification: Elasmobranchii Carcharhiniformes Scyliorhinidae

Reference of the original description
TANAKA, S. (1908)
Notes on Some Japanese Fishes, with Descriptions of Fourteen New Species. Journal of the College of Science, Imperial University, Tokyo, 23 (7): 1–60

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Scyliorhinus torazame (TANAKA,1908)

Synonyms / new combinations and misspellings
Catulus torazame, Halaelurus rudis, Halaelurus torazame, Scyliorhinus rudis

Scyliorhinus torazame
Holotype: ZUMT: 953 (lost) Paratype: ZUMT: lost
Scyliorhinus rudis
Syntype: NMW: 76981; NMW: 76980; NMW: 78638;

Description :

Citation: Scyliorhinus torazame (TANAKA, 1908): In: Database of modern sharks, rays and chimaeras,, World Wide Web electronic publication, Version 02/2019

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Common names
spa Alitán nubarrado, fra \(T\) Roussette nuageuse, eng Cloudy cat shark, eng Cloudy catshark

Short Description
6 to 9 distinct dusky saddle marks, interspersed with dark and light spots; fins plain [16823].

Northwest Pacific: Japan and Korea to Taiwan. Source:

Oviparous, with only one egg laid per oviduct at a time [517]. Embryos feed solely on yolk [733]. Size at hatching at least 8 cm [517]. During courtship and prior to copulation, the male bites and wraps the female"quot;s pectoral fin, body, tail, and gills (Ref. 49562, 51119). Copulation is initiated when the male inserts one of its claspers into the female"quot;s cloaca. The whole mating episode lasts from 15 seconds to 4 minutes (Ref. 49562). A small species, lives in rocky regions. A carnivor [17641].

Size / Weight / Age
50.0 cm TL (male/unsexed; (Ref. 559))

demersal; marine; depth range ? - 100 m [16823]

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