Bythaelurus stewarti Weigmann, Kaschner & Thiel, 2018
Error Seamount Catshark
Bythaelurus stewarti
photo by Weigmann, S.

Family:  Pentanchidae (Deepwater catsharks)
Max. size:  42.5 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  bathydemersal; marine; depth range 380 - 420 m
Distribution:  Northwestern Indian Ocean: Error Seamount (Mount Error Guyot). Apparently a microendemic species restricted to this isolated Seamount.
IUCN Red List Status: Data deficient (DD); Date assessed: 21 November 2019 Ref. (130435)
Threat to humans:  harmless

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