Bythaelurus lutarius

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Mud catshark
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Chondrichthyes
Subclass: Elasmobranchii
Superorder: Selachimorpha
Order: Carcharhiniformes
Family: Scyliorhinidae
Genus: Bythaelurus
Species: B. lutarius
Binomial name
Bythaelurus lutarius
(S. Springer & D'Aubrey, 1972)

Halaelurus lutarius Springer & D'Aubrey, 1972

The mud catshark or brown catshark, Bythaelurus lutarius, is a species of catshark in the Scyliorhinidae family. It is found in Mozambique and Somalia. Its natural habitat is the open seas of the western Indian Ocean, from Mozambique to Somalia, between latitudes 13° N and 29° S, at depths between 340 and 765 m. It can grow up to 34 centimetres (13 in) long.[2]


  1. ^ L. Robinson (2004). "Bythaelurus lutarius". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2009.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved February 23, 2010. 
  2. ^ Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2006). "Halaelurus lutarius" in FishBase. July 2006 version.