White-spotted Izak

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White-spotted Izak
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Chondrichthyes
Order: Carcharhiniformes
Family: Scyliorhinidae
Genus: Holohalaelurus
Species: H. punctatus
Binomial name
Holohalaelurus punctatus
(Gilchrist, 1914)
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The white-spotted Izak or African spotted catshark (Holohalaelurus punctatus) is a catshark of the family Scyliorhinidae. It is found in the western Indian Ocean off the coasts of Natal, South Africa, southern Mozambique, Madagascar, Kenya, and Tanzania between latitudes 4° S and 37° S, at depths of between 220 and 440 m. It can grow up to 35 cm in length.

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  1. ^ Human, B. 2009. Holohalaelurus punctatus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2009: e.T161675A5478093. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2009-2.RLTS.T161675A5478093.en. Downloaded on 26 September 2017.