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Class: Elasmobranchii
Order: Carcharhiniformes
Family: Scyliorhinidae Cat sharks

Genus: Cephaloscyllium

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Max. Length 102.5 cm TL

 
Cephaloscyllium albipinnum
[Whitefin swellshark]
No picture found

Max. Length 29.5 cm TL

 
Cephaloscyllium cooki
[Cook’s swellshark]



Western Pacific
Max. Length 42 cm TL
Cephaloscyllium fasciatum Chan, 1966

Photo by Photo by Ebert, D.A.
 
Cephaloscyllium fasciatum
[Reticulated swellshark]



Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 52 cm TL
Cephaloscyllium hiscosellum White & Ebert, 2008

Photo by Photo by White, W.T. & D.A. Ebert
 
Cephaloscyllium hiscosellum
[Australian reticulate swellshark]



Southwest Pacific
Max. Length 100 cm TL
Cephaloscyllium isabella (Bonnaterre, 1788)

Photo by Photo by Duffy, C.
 
Cephaloscyllium isabella
[Draughtsboard shark]



Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 150 cm TL
Cephaloscyllium laticeps (Duméril, 1853)

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Cephaloscyllium laticeps
[Draughtboard shark]
No picture found

Max. Length 71.7 cm TL

 
Cephaloscyllium pictum
[Painted swellshark]



Pacific Ocean
Max. Length 44.1 cm TL
Cephaloscyllium sarawakense Yano, Ahmad & Gambang, 2005

Photo by Photo by Ebert, D.A.
 
Cephaloscyllium sarawakense
[Sarawak pygmy swell shark]
No picture found

Max. Length 74.1 cm TL

 
Cephaloscyllium signourum
[Flagtail swellshark]



Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 45 cm TL
Cephaloscyllium silasi (Talwar, 1974)

Photo by Photo by Siripittrakul, B. & T. Krajangdara
 
Cephaloscyllium silasi
[Indian swellshark]



Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 69.4 cm TL
Cephaloscyllium speccum Last, Séret & White, 2008

Photo by Photo by Krajangdara, T.
 
Cephaloscyllium speccum
[Speckled swellshark]



Western Pacific
Max. Length 66 cm TL
Cephaloscyllium stevensi Clark & Randall, 2011

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Cephaloscyllium stevensi
[Steven's swellshark]



Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 110 cm TL
Cephaloscyllium sufflans (Regan, 1921)

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Cephaloscyllium sufflans
[Balloon shark]



Western North Pacific
Max. Length 120 cm TL
Cephaloscyllium umbratile Jordan & Fowler, 1903

Photo by Photo by Shao, K.T.
 
Cephaloscyllium umbratile
[Blotchy swell shark]



Southwest Pacific
Max. Length 74 cm TL
Cephaloscyllium variegatum Last & White, 2008

Photo by Photo by Last P.R. & W.T. White
 
Cephaloscyllium variegatum
[Saddled swellshark]



Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 110 cm TL
Cephaloscyllium ventriosum (Garman, 1880)

Photo by Photo by Murch, A.
 
Cephaloscyllium ventriosum
[Swellshark]



Western Pacific
Max. Length 44.5 cm TL
Cephaloscyllium zebrum Last & White, 2008

Photo by Photo by Last P.R. & W.T. White
 
Cephaloscyllium zebrum
[Narrowbar swellshark]



17 species

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Cephaloscyllium albipinnum Whitefin swellshark Indo-West Pacific 102.5 TL 2008
Cephaloscyllium cooki Cook’s swellshark Western Pacific 29.5 TL 2008
Cephaloscyllium fasciatum Reticulated swellshark Western Pacific 42 TL 1966
Cephaloscyllium hiscosellum Australian reticulate swellshark Eastern Indian Ocean 52 TL 2008
Cephaloscyllium isabella Draughtsboard shark Southwest Pacific 100 TL 1788
Cephaloscyllium laticeps Draughtboard shark Eastern Indian Ocean 150 TL 1853
Cephaloscyllium pictum Painted swellshark Western Pacific 71.7 TL 2008
Cephaloscyllium sarawakense Sarawak pygmy swell shark Pacific Ocean 44.1 TL 2005
Cephaloscyllium signourum Flagtail swellshark Western Pacific 74.1 TL 2008
Cephaloscyllium silasi Indian swellshark Western Indian Ocean 45 TL 1974
Cephaloscyllium speccum Speckled swellshark Eastern Indian Ocean 69.4 TL 2008
Cephaloscyllium stevensi Steven's swellshark Western Pacific 66 TL 2011
Cephaloscyllium sufflans Balloon shark Western Indian Ocean 110 TL 1921
Cephaloscyllium umbratile Blotchy swell shark Western North Pacific 120 TL 1903
Cephaloscyllium variegatum Saddled swellshark Southwest Pacific 74 TL 2008
Cephaloscyllium ventriosum Swellshark Eastern Pacific 110 TL 1880
Cephaloscyllium zebrum Narrowbar swellshark Western Pacific 44.5 TL 2008



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