Scyliorhinus boa Goode & Bean, 1896
Boa catshark
Scyliorhinus boa
photo by JAMARC

Family:  Scyliorhinidae (Cat sharks)
Max. size:  54 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  bathydemersal; marine; depth range 329 - 676 m
Distribution:  Western Atlantic: Caribbean slope off Barbados, Lesser Antilles, Hispaniola, and Jamaica; also from Honduras to Colombia.
Diagnosis:  Obtusely rounded snout. Back and sides pale yellowish brown.
Biology:  Found on continental and insular slopes. Oviparous (Ref. 50449).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 21 June 2019 Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Carpenter, Kent E. - 15.06.92
Modified by: Luna, Susan M. - 26.01.04
Checked by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 13.11.97

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