Bythaelurus canescens (Günther, 1878)
Dusky catshark
Bythaelurus canescens
photo by Elasmolab Universidad Austral de Chile

Family:  Scyliorhinidae (Cat sharks)
Max. size:  70 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  bathydemersal; marine; depth range 250 - 700 m
Distribution:  Southeast Pacific: Peru and Chile to the Straits of Magellan.
Biology:  Found on the upper continental slopes primarily on mud, but also on rock bottoms. Feeds on bottom invertebrates. Oviparous, with a single egg per oviduct at a time. Not utilized at present.
IUCN Red List Status: Vulnerable (VU); Date assessed: 06 February 2019 (A2cd) Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Carpenter, Kent E. - 15.06.92
Modified by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 24.08.09
Checked by: Luna, Susan M. - 22.03.94

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