Sarawak pygmy swellshark

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Sarawak pygmy swellshark
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Chondrichthyes
Subclass: Elasmobranchii
Superorder: Selachimorpha
Order: Carcharhiniformes
Family: Scyliorhinidae
Genus: Cephaloscyllium
Species: C. sarawakensis
Binomial name
Cephaloscyllium sarawakensis
Ka. Yano, A. Ahmad & Gambang, 2005
Synonyms

Cephaloscyllium circulopullum Ka. Yano, A. Ahmad & Gambang, 2005

The Sarawak pygmy swellshark (Cephaloscyllium sarawakensis) is a species of catshark, belonging to the family Scyliorhinidae. It is found in the benthic zone near the edge of the Pacific continental shelf, at depths of 118–165 m.

Description[edit]

The species reaches a maximum size of 40.8 cm total length (TL); males mature at 32.5 cm TL and females at 35.4–40.8 cm TL.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Cephaloscyllium sarawakensis". Zipcode Zoo. Retrieved 14 January 2013.