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Class: Elasmobranchii
Order: Carcharhiniformes
Family: Atelomycteridae Coloured catsharks

Genus: Atelomycterus

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6 species
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Photo by Last, P.

Western Pacific
Max. Length 47.4 cm TL
Atelomycterus baliensis White, Last & Dharmadi, 2005

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Atelomycterus baliensis
[Bali catshark]

Photo by Erdmann, M.V.

Western Pacific
Max. Length 50.8 cm TL
Atelomycterus erdmanni Fahmi & White, 2015

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Atelomycterus erdmanni
[Spotted-belly catshark]

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Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 45 cm TL
Atelomycterus fasciatus Compagno & Stevens, 1993

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Atelomycterus fasciatus
[Banded catshark]

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Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 60 cm TL
Atelomycterus macleayi Whitley, 1939

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Atelomycterus macleayi
[Marbled catshark]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 70 cm TL
Atelomycterus marmoratus (Anonymous [Bennett], 1830)

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Atelomycterus marmoratus
[Coral catshark]

Photo by Jacobsen, I.P.

Western Pacific
Max. Length 48.4 cm TL
Atelomycterus marnkalha Jacobsen & Bennett, 2007

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Atelomycterus marnkalha
[Eastern banded catshark]

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Atelomycterus baliensis Bali catshark Western Pacific 47.4 TL 2005
Atelomycterus erdmanni Spotted-belly catshark Western Pacific 50.8 TL 2015
Atelomycterus fasciatus Banded catshark Indo-West Pacific 45 TL 1993
Atelomycterus macleayi Marbled catshark Eastern Indian Ocean 60 TL 1939
Atelomycterus marmoratus Coral catshark Indo-West Pacific 70 TL 1830
Atelomycterus marnkalha Eastern banded catshark Western Pacific 48.4 TL 2007

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