Australian spotted catshark

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Australian spotted catshark
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Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Chondrichthyes
Order: Carcharhiniformes
Family: Scyliorhinidae
Genus: Asymbolus
A. analis
Binomial name
Asymbolus analis
(J. D. Ogilby, 1885)
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The Australian spotted catshark (Asymbolus analis) is a catshark of the family Scyliorhinidae, found only around Australia between 32 and 38°S, at depths between 10 and 180 m. It can grow up to 90 cm. Females of this species were observed as being reproductive year round. They are also confirmed as being a single oviparous species.[2]


  1. ^ Kyne, P.M. & Bennett, M.B. 2015. Asymbolus analis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2015: e.T41720A68609365. Downloaded on 16 September 2017.
  2. ^ Kyne, Peter M. (September 2011). "Observations on the reproductive biology of three catsharks (Carcharhiniformes: Scyliorhinidae: Asymbolus and Figaro) from the continental shelf of southern Queensland, Australia". Web of Science. Retrieved November 9, 2018.