Bythaelurus hispidus (Alcock, 1891)
Bristly catshark
Bythaelurus hispidus
photo by FAO

Family:  Scyliorhinidae (Cat sharks)
Max. size:  26 cm TL (male/unsexed); 29 cm TL (female)
Environment:  bathydemersal; marine; depth range 200 - 403 m
Distribution:  Indian Ocean: southernmost India, Sri Lanka, and the Andaman Islands.
Biology:  Found on the upper continental slopes. Feeds on small fishes, squid and crustaceans. Mode of development uncertain. Not utilized at present.
IUCN Red List Status: Near Threatened (NT); Date assessed: 25 April 2018 (A2d) 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. - 23.03.94

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