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Bythaelurus canescens.jpg
Dusky catshark (Bythaelurus canescens)
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Chondrichthyes
Order: Carcharhiniformes
Family: Scyliorhinidae
Genus: Bythaelurus
L. J. V. Compagno, 1988
Type species
Scyllium canescens
Günther 1878

Bythaelurus is a genus of deep-water catshark and part of the family Scyliorhinidae.


There are currently 12 recognized species in this genus:


  1. ^ a b 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. ^ Thiel, Ralf; Kaschner, Carina Julia; Weigmann, Simon (2018-12-12). "A new microendemic species of the deep-water catshark genus Bythaelurus (Carcharhiniformes, Pentanchidae) from the northwestern Indian Ocean, with investigations of its feeding ecology, generic review and identification key". PLOS ONE. 13 (12): e0207887. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0207887. ISSN 1932-6203. PMC 6291195.
  3. ^ Kaschner C.J.; Weigmann S.; Thiel R. (2015). "Bythaelurus tenuicephalus n. sp., a new deep-water catshark (Carcharhiniformes, Scyliorhinidae) from the western Indian Ocean". Zootaxa. 4013 (1): 120–138. doi:10.11646/zootaxa.4013.1.9.