New Zealand catshark
|New Zealand catshark|
(S. Springer, 1971)
Halaelurus dawsoni Springer, 1971
The New Zealand catshark, Bythaelurus dawsoni, is a catshark of the family Scyliorhinidae in the order Carcharhiniformes, found in the deep waters around New Zealand. Its length is up to 45 centimetres (18 in). The New Zealand catshark is a small, little-known deep water bottom shark. It is dark brown around the top with a few widely spaced pale spots, and white below. It feeds on bottom-living crustaceans. It is also completely harmless to Hominidae.
- Francis, M.P. (2003). SSG Australia & Oceania Regional Workshop, March 2003. "Bythaelurus dawsoni". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2003: e.T44170A10867325. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2003.RLTS.T44170A10867325.en. Retrieved 27 December 2017.
- Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2011). "Bythaelurus dawsoni" in FishBase. June 2011 version.
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