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Class: Elasmobranchii
Order: Carcharhiniformes
Family: Scyliorhinidae Cat sharks

Genus: Scyliorhinus

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Southwest Atlantic
Max. Length 47 cm TL
Scyliorhinus besnardi Springer & Sadowsky, 1970

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Scyliorhinus besnardi
[Polkadot catshark]



Western Atlantic
Max. Length 54 cm TL
Scyliorhinus boa Goode & Bean, 1896

Photo by Photo by JAMARC
 
Scyliorhinus boa
[Boa catshark]



Southwest Atlantic
Max. Length 46.8 cm TL
Scyliorhinus cabofriensis Soares, Gomes & Carvalho, 2016

Photo by Photo by Gomes, U.L.
 
Scyliorhinus cabofriensis
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Northeast Atlantic
Max. Length 100 cm TL
Scyliorhinus canicula (Linnaeus, 1758)

Photo by Photo by Aquarium Kiel
 
Scyliorhinus canicula
[Lesser spotted dogfish]



Southeast Atlantic
Max. Length 122 cm TL
Scyliorhinus capensis (Müller & Henle, 1838)

Photo by Photo by Le Noury, P.
 
Scyliorhinus capensis
[Yellowspotted catshark]



Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 76 cm TL
Scyliorhinus cervigoni Maurin & Bonnet, 1970

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Scyliorhinus cervigoni
[West African catshark]
No picture found


 
Scyliorhinus comoroensis
[Comoro cat shark]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 38 cm TL
Scyliorhinus garmani (Fowler, 1934)

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Scyliorhinus garmani
[Brownspotted catshark]



Western Atlantic
Max. Length 60 cm TL
Scyliorhinus haeckelii (Miranda Ribeiro, 1907)

Photo by Photo by Fischer, L.G.
 
Scyliorhinus haeckelii
[Freckled catshark]



Western Central Atlantic
Max. Length 47 cm TL
Scyliorhinus hesperius Springer, 1966

Photo by Photo by Brown, B.
 
Scyliorhinus hesperius
[Whitesaddled catshark]



Western Central Atlantic
Max. Length 49 cm TL
Scyliorhinus meadi Springer, 1966

Photo by Photo by Harris, M.
 
Scyliorhinus meadi
[Blotched catshark]



Western Atlantic
Max. Length 48 cm TL
Scyliorhinus retifer (Garman, 1881)

Photo by Photo by Murch, A.
 
Scyliorhinus retifer
[Chain catshark]



Northeast Atlantic
Max. Length 170 cm TL
Scyliorhinus stellaris (Linnaeus, 1758)

Photo by Photo by Salesjö, A.
 
Scyliorhinus stellaris
[Nursehound]
No picture found

Max. Length 41.3 cm TL

 
Scyliorhinus tokubee
[Izu cat shark]



Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 50 cm TL
Scyliorhinus torazame (Tanaka, 1908)

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Scyliorhinus torazame
[Cloudy catshark]



Western Central Atlantic
Max. Length 32 cm TL
Scyliorhinus torrei Howell Rivero, 1936

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Scyliorhinus torrei
[Dwarf catshark]



Southwest Atlantic
Max. Length 63 cm TL
Scyliorhinus ugoi Soares, Gadig & Gomes, 2015

Photo by Photo by Gomes, U.L.
 
Scyliorhinus ugoi
[Dark freckled catshark]



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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Scyliorhinus besnardi Polkadot catshark Southwest Atlantic 47 TL 1970
Scyliorhinus boa Boa catshark Western Atlantic 54 TL 1896
Scyliorhinus cabofriensis Southwest Atlantic 46.8 TL 2016
Scyliorhinus canicula Lesser spotted dogfish Northeast Atlantic 100 TL 1758
Scyliorhinus capensis Yellowspotted catshark Southeast Atlantic 122 TL 1838
Scyliorhinus cervigoni West African catshark Eastern Atlantic 76 TL 1970
Scyliorhinus comoroensis Comoro cat shark Western Indian Ocean 1988
Scyliorhinus garmani Brownspotted catshark Indo-West Pacific 38 TL 1934
Scyliorhinus haeckelii Freckled catshark Western Atlantic 60 TL 1907
Scyliorhinus hesperius Whitesaddled catshark Western Central Atlantic 47 TL 1966
Scyliorhinus meadi Blotched catshark Western Central Atlantic 49 TL 1966
Scyliorhinus retifer Chain catshark Western Atlantic 48 TL 1881
Scyliorhinus stellaris Nursehound Northeast Atlantic 170 TL 1758
Scyliorhinus tokubee Izu cat shark Northwest Pacific 41.3 TL 1992
Scyliorhinus torazame Cloudy catshark Northwest Pacific 50 TL 1908
Scyliorhinus torrei Dwarf catshark Western Central Atlantic 32 TL 1936
Scyliorhinus ugoi Dark freckled catshark Southwest Atlantic 63 TL 2015



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