Arabian catshark

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

Halaelurus alcockii Garman, 1913

Bythaelurus alcockii also known as the Arabian catshark is a catshark of the family Scyliorhinidae.[1] It can grow up to 30 centimetres (12 in) long,[2] 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. ^ 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. 
  2. ^ Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2015). "Bythaelurus alcockii" in FishBase. April 2015 version.