Asymbolus rubiginosus Last, Gomon & Gledhill, 1999
photo by Kyne, P.M.

Family:  Pentanchidae (Deepwater catsharks)
Max. size:  39.3 cm TL (male/unsexed); 41.9 cm TL (female)
Environment:  pelagic-oceanic; marine; depth range 25 - 540 m
Distribution:  Eastern Indian Ocean: Australia
Diagnosis:  Pale brownish medium-sized body with orange brown spots; indistinct brownish blotch beneath eye; between each dark saddle on dorsal midline a cluster of spots; caudal peduncle short and slender; head and trunk broad, anal-fin base long.
Biology:  Oviparous (Ref. 50449).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 13 May 2015 Ref. (130435)
Threat to humans:  harmless

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