Reticulated swellshark

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Reticulated swellshark
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Chondrichthyes
Order: Carcharhiniformes
Family: Scyliorhinidae
Genus: Cephaloscyllium
C. fasciatum
Binomial name
Cephaloscyllium fasciatum
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Cephaloscyllium maculatum Schaaf-Da Silva & Ebert, 2008
Cephaloscyllium pardelotum Schaaf-Da Silva & Ebert, 2008

The reticulated swellshark (Cephaloscyllium fasciatum) is a catshark of the family Scyliorhinidae. The Reticulated swellshark is found in the western Pacific Ocean between latitudes 21° N and 28° S, at depths between 220 and 450 m. It is a blunt snouted shark with an inflatable stomach, narrow eye slits and a pattern of spots and lines covering its body. It can grow up to 80 cm in length.[2]


  1. ^ Kyne, P.M. & Lisney, T.J. 2011. Cephaloscyllium fasciatum. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2011: e.T200014A9131539. Downloaded on 19 September 2017.
  2. ^ Allen, Gerry (2000). Marine Fishes of South-East Asia. Singapore: Periplus Editions. p. 40. ISBN 978-962-593-267-5.