Scyliorhinus cervigoni Maurin & Bonnet, 1970
West African catshark
photo by FAO

Family:  Scyliorhinidae (Cat sharks)
Max. size:  67 cm TL (male/unsexed); 76 cm TL (female)
Environment:  demersal; marine; depth range 45 - 500 m
Distribution:  Eastern Atlantic: probably wide-ranging off tropical West Africa, from Mauritania to Angola. Often been referred to as Scyliorhinus stellaris in the past.
Diagnosis:   
Biology:  Found on rocky and muddy bottoms of the continental shelf and upper slope. Temperature: 11-16°C. Salinity: 30 ppt. Oxygen: 1.0-1.6 ml/l. Feeds on bony fishes. Oviparous (Ref. 50449).
IUCN Red List Status: Data deficient (DD); Date assessed: 31 January 2006 Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
Country info:   
 

Entered by: Carpenter, Kent E. - 15.06.92
Modified by: Luna, Susan M. - 06.02.04
Checked by: Luna, Susan M. - 24.03.94

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