Halaelurus natalensis

(Regan, 1904)

Tiger catshark
Classification: Elasmobranchii Carcharhiniformes Pentanchidae

Reference of the original description
Regan, C.T. (1904)
Descriptions of three new marine fishes from South Africa. Annals and Magazine of Natural History, (Series 7), 14(80), 128–130

Image of the original description
No image in first description.

Synonyms / new combinations and misspellings
Scyliorhinus natalensis, Scylliorhinus natalensis, Scyllium natalense

Halaelurus natalensis
Syntype: BMNH: 1904.6.28.29;

Description :

Citation: Halaelurus natalensis (Regan, 1904): 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 natalensis (Regan, 1904), © du Preez, S, www.fish-base.org
Common names
spa Pejegato atigrado, fra \(T\) Holbiche tigrée, eng Tiger cat shark, eng Tiger catshark

Short Description
A catshark with a prominent upturned knob on the snout, a broad head, and with no spots on the body [536]. Yellow-brown in color, with pairs of broad, vertical, dark brown stripes outlining dusky saddles [536], cream ventrally (Ref. 5510).

Southeast Atlantic: Cape Agulhas to East London in South Africa. Until recently, two species were confused under this name, the present one and the recently described Halaelurus lineatus [517]. Source: www.gbif.org

Human uses
fisheries: subsistence fisheries; gamefish: yes

Oviparous, with 6 to 11 egg-cases per oviduct (commonly 6 to 9) at a time [517]. Egg cases retained until embryos are well-advanced [536]. Feeds on fish, squids and benthic invertebrates [536].

Size / Weight / Age
45.0 cm TL (male/unsexed; [517]); 47 cm TL (female)

demersal; marine; depth range 0 - 172 m [536]

shark-references Species-ID=2614;

Parasites (arranged by Jürgen Pollerspöck)
  • Yamaguticestus metini Caira, Bueno & Jensen, 2021 [30556]