Halaelurus maculosus

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Halaelurus maculosus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Chondrichthyes
Subclass: Elasmobranchii
Superorder: Selachimorpha
Order: Carcharhiniformes
Family: Scyliorhinidae
Genus: Halaelurus
Species: H. maculosus
Binomial name
Halaelurus maculosus
W. T. White, Last & Stevens, 2007

Halaelurus maculosus, commonly known as the Indonesian Speckled Catshark in Australia,[1] is a species of catshark in the genus Halaelurus.[2] It is a tropical catshark found in the Pacific Ocean.[2] It was named by W.T. White, P.R. Last, and J.D. Stevens in 2007.[3] Male Halaelurus maculosus can reach a maximum length of 45.7 centimetres (18.0 in), while females can reach a maximum length of 52.8 centimetres (20.8 in).[2] Catsharks in this species are occasionally caught by demersal fisheries.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Common names for Halaelurus maculosus at www.fishbase.org.
  2. ^ a b c d Halaelurus maculosus at www.fishbase.org.
  3. ^ White, W.T., P.R. Last, and J.D. Stevens, 2007 (16 Nov.) [ref. 29295] Halaelurus maculosus n. sp. and H. sellus n. sp., two new species of catshark (Carcharhiniformes: Scyliorhinidae) from the Indo-West Pacific. Zootaxa No. 1639: 1-21.