Halaelurus sellus

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

Halaelurus sellus, commonly known as the Rusty Catshark in Australia,[1] is a species of catshark in the genus Halaelurus.[2] It is a tropical catshark found around the waters off Australia, in the eastern Indian Ocean.[2] It was named by W.T. White, P.R. Last, and J.D. Stevens in 2007.[3] Male Halaelurus sellus can reach a maximum length of 35.3 centimetres, while females can reach a maximum length of 42.3 centimetres.[2]


  1. ^ Common names for Halaelurus sellus at www.fishbase.org.
  2. ^ a b c Halaelurus sellus 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.