Arabian catshark

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Arabian catshark
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Chondrichthyes
Order: Carcharhiniformes
Family: Scyliorhinidae
Genus: Bythaelurus
B. alcockii
Binomial name
Bythaelurus alcockii
(Garman, 1913)

Halaelurus alcockii Garman, 1913

The Arabian catshark (Bythaelurus alcockii) is a catshark of the family Scyliorhinidae.[2] It can grow up to 30 centimetres (12 in) long,[3] and lives in open seas. It is only known from a single specimen, now lost, which was found on the continental slope of the Arabian Sea.


  1. ^ White, W.T., Ebert, D.A., Grandcourt, E., Khan, M. & Akhilesh, K.V. 2017. Bythaelurus alcockii. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2017: e.T44227A109895118. Downloaded on 18 September 2017.
  2. ^ Ebert, D.A. & Clerkin, P.J. (2015). "A new species of deep-sea catshark (Scyliorhinidae: Bythaelurus) from the southwestern Indian Ocean" (PDF). Journal of the Ocean Science Foundation. 15: 53–63.
  3. ^ Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2015). "Bythaelurus alcockii" in FishBase. April 2015 version.