Asymbolus submaculatus Compagno, Stevens & Last, 1999
Variegated catshark
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Family:  Scyliorhinidae (Cat sharks)
Max. size:  41.4 cm TL (male/unsexed); 43.8 cm TL (female)
Environment:  pelagic-oceanic; marine; depth range 30 - 200 m
Distribution:  Southwest Pacific: New South Wales, Australia. Eastern Indian Ocean: Western Australia.
Diagnosis:  Body relatively robust; color pattern ornate and with multi-colored blotches overlaid with black spots. Caudal fin short; dorsal fins larger and more rounded. Tricuspidate teeth.
Biology:  Oviparous (Ref. 50449).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 07 May 2015 Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: van der Westhuizen, Anneke - 05.12.00
Modified by: Luna, Susan M. - 19.09.08

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