Asymbolus parvus

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Not to be confused with Scyliorhinus torrei, also known as the dwarf catshark.
Dwarf catshark
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Chondrichthyes
Subclass: Elasmobranchii
Superorder: Selachimorpha
Order: Carcharhiniformes
Family: Scyliorhinidae
Genus: Asymbolus
Species: A. parvus
Binomial name
Asymbolus parvus
Compagno, Stevens & Last, 1999

The dwarf catshark (Asymbolus parvus) is a catshark of the family Scyliorhinidae, found only off the coast of Western Australia, at depths between 200 and 400 m. Its length is up to 44 cm.[1]


  1. ^ Archived 3 March 2016 at the Wayback Machine. (Retrieved 2 March 2010)
  • Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2006). "Asymbolus parvus" in FishBase. July 2006 version.
  • Environment-Australian Government
  • Compagno, L.J.V., Dando, M. & Fowler, S. 2005. A Field Guide to the Sharks of the World. London : Collins 368 pp. [208]
  • Last, P.R. & Stevens, J.D. 1994. Sharks and Rays of Australia. Canberra : CSIRO Australia 513 pp. 84 pls figs [172, 181 fig. 26.9 pl. 22] (as Asymbolus sp. A)
  • Last, P.R. & Stevens, J.D. 2009. Sharks and Rays of Australia. Collingwood : CSIRO Publishing Australia 2nd Edn 550 pp. [200]