Asymbolus funebris

Compagno, Stevens & Last, 1999

Blotched catshark
Classification: Elasmobranchii Carcharhiniformes Pentanchidae

Reference of the original description
Compagno, L.J.V. & Stevens, J.D. & Last, P.R. (1999)
Australian spotted catsharks of the genus Asymbolus (Carcharhiniformes: Scyliorphinidae). Part 1: descriptions of three new species from Western Australia. CSIRO Marine Laboratories, Report, 239, 1–18

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Asymbolus funebris
Holotype: CSIRO: T 569;

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Citation: Asymbolus funebris Compagno, Stevens & Last, 1999: In: Database of modern sharks, rays and chimaeras,, World Wide Web electronic publication, Version 06/2024

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Common names
eng Blotched catshark

Eastern Indian Ocean: Western Australia. Source:

Oviparous, paired eggs are laid. Embryos feed solely on yolk [733]. Occurs on the continental shelf (Ref. 75154).

Size / Weight / Age
44.2 cm TL (male/unsexed; (Ref. 36712))

pelagic-neritic; marine; depth range 144 - 144 m (Ref. 36712)

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