Halaelurus lineatus

Bass, D'Aubrey & Kistnasamy, 1975

Lined catshark
Classification: Elasmobranchii Carcharhiniformes Pentanchidae

Reference of the original description
Bass, A.J. & d'Aubrey, J.D. & Kistnasamy, N. (1975)
Sharks of the east coast of Southern Africa. II. The families Scyliorhinidae and Pseudotriakidae. Investigational Report Oceanographic Research Institute, 37, 1–64

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Citation: Halaelurus lineatus Bass, D'Aubrey & Kistnasamy, 1975: In: Database of modern sharks, rays and chimaeras, www.shark-references.com, World Wide Web electronic publication, Version 07/2024

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Halaelurus lineatus Bass, D'Aubrey & Kistnasamy, 1975, East London, South Africa, 2023, 35-40 cm TL © Luke Marais
Common names
spa Pejegato playero, fra \(T\) Holbiche des plages, eng Banded catshark, eng Lined cat shark, eng Lined catshark, por Pata-roxa lineada

Short Description
A catshark with an upturned knob on the snout, a narrow head, and numerous small dark spots on the body [536]. Pale brown with numerous pairs of narrow, vertical, dark brown stripes outlining obscure dusky saddles [536], cream below (Ref. 5510).

Western Indian Ocean: Beira, Mozambique to East London, South Africa. Source: www.gbif.org

Human uses
fisheries: of no interest; gamefish: yes; aquarium: public aquariums

Probably lays eggs, with up to 16 egg-cases per female; eggs retained until embryos reach advanced stage of development [536].

Size / Weight / Age
56.0 cm TL (male/unsexed; [517]); 52 cm TL (female)

demersal; marine; depth range 0 - 290 m (Ref. 5510)

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