New Caledonia catshark

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New Caledonia catshark
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Chondrichthyes
Order: Carcharhiniformes
Family: Scyliorhinidae
Genus: Aulohalaelurus
Species: A. kanakorum
Binomial name
Aulohalaelurus kanakorum
Séret, 1990
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The New Caledonia catshark or Kanakorum catshark (Aulohalaelurus kanakorum) is a catshark of the family Scyliorhinidae in the order Carcharhiniformes, known only from one specimen collected near southwestern New Caledonia in the western central Pacific Ocean. The holotype measured 79 cm (31 in). The New Caledonia catshark is a rare and vulnerable inshore catshark found around coral reefs.


  1. ^ Fowler, S.L. & Lisney, T.J. (SSG Australia & Oceania Regional Workshop, March 2003). 2003. Aulohalaelurus kanakorum. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2003: e.T41870A10581635. Downloaded on 18 September 2017.