Scyliorhinus hesperius Springer, 1966
Whitesaddled catshark
Scyliorhinus hesperius
photo by Brown, B.

Family:  Scyliorhinidae (Cat sharks), subfamily: Scyliorhininae
Max. size:  47 cm TL (female)
Environment:  bathydemersal; marine; depth range 274 - 457 m
Distribution:  Western Central Atlantic: Honduras, Panama, and Colombia.
Biology:  Found on the upper continental slope. Oviparous (Ref. 50449). Not utilized at present.
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: Luna, Susan M. - 24.03.94

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