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Class: Elasmobranchii
Order: Carcharhiniformes
Family: Scyliorhinidae Cat sharks

Genus: Haploblepharus

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Southeast Atlantic
Max. Length 60 cm TL
Haploblepharus edwardsii (Schinz, 1822)

Photo by Photo by Zsilavecz, G.
 
Haploblepharus edwardsii
[Puffadder shyshark]



Southeast Atlantic
Max. Length 73 cm TL
Haploblepharus fuscus Smith, 1950

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Haploblepharus fuscus
[Brown shyshark]



Western Indian Ocean

Haploblepharus kistnasamyi Human & Compagno, 2006

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Haploblepharus kistnasamyi
[]



Southeast Atlantic
Max. Length 57 cm TL
Haploblepharus pictus (Müller & Henle, 1838)

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Haploblepharus pictus
[Dark shyshark]



4 species

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Haploblepharus edwardsii Puffadder shyshark Southeast Atlantic 60 TL 1822
Haploblepharus fuscus Brown shyshark Southeast Atlantic 73 TL 1950
Haploblepharus kistnasamyi Western Indian Ocean 2006
Haploblepharus pictus Dark shyshark Southeast Atlantic 57 TL 1838



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