Bythaelurus dawsoni

(Springer, 1971)

New Zealand catshark
Classification: Elasmobranchii Carcharhiniformes Pentanchidae

Reference of the original description
Springer, S. (1971)
A new cat shark (Scyliorhinidae) from New Zealand. Records of the Dominion Museum Wellington, 7(18), 235–241

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Synonyms / new combinations and misspellings
Halaelurus dawsoni

Bythaelurus dawsoni
Holotype: NMNZ: P05188.1; Paratype: NMNZ: P05523; NZOI: P.187; USNM: 206096; USNM: 205537;

Description :

Citation: Bythaelurus dawsoni (Springer, 1971): In: Database of modern sharks, rays and chimaeras,, World Wide Web electronic publication, Version 07/2024

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Common names
spa Pejegato neozelandés, fra \(T\) Holbiche kiwi, eng Dawson"s catshark, eng New Zealand cat shark, eng New Zealand catshark

Southwest Pacific: endemic to New Zealand.

Human uses
fisheries: of no interest

Ovoviviparous, young are born at less than 20 cm [578].

Size / Weight / Age
45.0 cm TL (male/unsexed; [578])

bathydemersal; marine; depth range 50 - 1200 m [578]

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