||Scyliorhinidae (Cat sharks)
||45.3 cm TL (male/unsexed)
bathypelagic; depth range 428 - 562 m,
||Pacific Ocean: presumed to be endemic to the Galápagos Islands.
This species is moderately sized and have the following characters: snout bluntly rounded;
preoral length 4.7-6.8% TL; short head, length about equal to pectoral-pelvic space, 21-24% TL; precaudal length 73-80% TL; dorsal and anal fins are subequal; length of anal-fin base about equal to length of interdorsal space; 81-85 (mean = 82.6) precaudal vertebrae; color chocolate brown dorsally, paler on ventral surface from snout to anus; body, flanks, caudal and median fins are overlain with pale spots about equal in size to eye, becoming smaller below lateral midline, and showing a bilaterally asymmetrical pattern. It differs from its congeners in its coloration, the length of its anal-fin base, and in other morphological characters (Ref. 89625).
||This species were observed living on the bottom above sand or sand and mud substrates,
in the vicinity of lava boulders, either over flat bottoms or along slopes to 45° (Ref. 89625).
|IUCN Red List Status:
Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (123251)
|Threat to humans:
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