Bythaelurus immaculatus

(Chu & Meng, 1982)

Spotless catshark
Classification: Elasmobranchii Carcharhiniformes Pentanchidae

Reference of the original description
Chu, Y.-T. & Meng, Q.-W. & Hu, A.-S. & Li, S. (1982)
Five new species of elasmobranchiate fishes from the deep waters of South China Sea. Oceanologia et Limnologia Sinica, 13(4), 301–311

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Synonyms / new combinations and misspellings
Halaelurus immaculatus

Bythaelurus immaculatus
Holotype: SCSFRI: O 0094 ; Paratype: SFC: O 0033; SFC: S16890;

Description :

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Common names
spa Pejegato immaculado, fra \(T\) Holbiche glabre, eng Spotless cat shark, eng Spotless catshark

Northwest Pacific: only known from the South China Sea at about 380 to 400 km east of Hainan Island Occurrence in the Western Central Pacific uncertain, marginal in the South China Sea [16823]. For unavailability of material to be examined, the generic placement and recognition of this species is provisional.

Human uses
fisheries: of no interest

Size / Weight / Age
71.0 cm TL (male/unsexed; [517]); 76 cm TL (female)

bathydemersal; marine; depth range 534 - 1020 m

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