Whitesaddled catshark

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Whitesaddled catshark
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Chondrichthyes
Subclass: Elasmobranchii
Superorder: Selachimorpha
Order: Carcharhiniformes
Family: Scyliorhinidae
Genus: Scyliorhinus
Species: S. hesperius
Binomial name
Scyliorhinus hesperius
S. Springer, 1966
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Range of the whitesaddled catshark

The whitesaddled catshark, Scyliorhinus hesperius, is a species of catshark, and part of the family Scyliorhinidae. It is found on the upper continental slope of the western central Atlantic, from the Honduras, Panama, and Colombia, between latitudes 22° N and 9° N, at depths between 275 and 460 m. It can grow up to a length of 47 cm. The reproduction of this catshark is oviparous.