White-spotted Izak

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White-spotted Izak
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Chondrichthyes
Subclass: Elasmobranchii
Superorder: Selachimorpha
Order: Carcharhiniformes
Family: Scyliorhinidae
Genus: Holohalaelurus
Species: H. punctatus
Binomial name
Holohalaelurus punctatus
(Gilchrist, 1914)
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The white-spotted Izak or African spotted catshark, Holohalaelurus punctatus, is a catshark of the family Scyliorhinidae. It is found in the western Indian Ocean off the coasts of Natal, South Africa, southern Mozambique, Madagascar, Kenya, and Tanzania between latitudes 4° S and 37° S, at depths of between 220 and 440 m. It can grow up to 35 cm in length.

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