Schroederichthys chilensis

(Guichenot, 1848)

Redspotted catshark
Classification: Elasmobranchii Carcharhiniformes Scyliorhinidae

Reference of the original description
Guichenot, A. (1848)
Fauna Chilena. Peces. In C. Gay, Historia fisica y politica de Chile. Zoología, v. 2. Paris & Santiago. Fauna Chilena. Peces: 137–370

Image of the original description
No image in first description.

Synonyms / new combinations and misspellings
Halaelurus chilensis, Scyliorhinus chilensis, Scylliorhinus chilensis, Scyllium brevicolle, Scyllium chilense

Schroederichthys chilensis
XXXX: No types known;
Scyllium brevicolle
Syntype: DBCUCH: ?

Description :

Citation: Schroederichthys chilensis (Guichenot, 1848): In: Database of modern sharks, rays and chimaeras,, World Wide Web electronic publication, Version 07/2024

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Schroederichthys chilensis (Guichenot, 1848), Chile © L. Ignacio Contreras, Laboratorio de Zoología de Vertebrados, Facultad de Ciencias, U. de Chile
Common names
spa Pintaroja, spa Pintarroja, spa Pintarroja chilena, spa Tollo gato, spa Tollo manchado, fra \(T\) Holbiche à taches rouges, eng Red-spotted cat shark, eng Redspotted catshark, por Tubarão-lagarto-chileno

Southeast Pacific: Peru and Chile. Source:

Human uses
fisheries: of no interest

Oviparous, paired eggs are laid. Embryos feed solely on yolk [733]. Males have longer teeth with fewer cups than females (Ref. 51093) to make "quot;courtship biting"quot; more effective (Ref. 49562).

Size / Weight / Age
62.0 cm TL (male/unsexed; [517])

demersal; marine

shark-references Species-ID=6228;

Parasites (arranged by Jürgen Pollerspöck)
  • Proleptus acutus Dujardin, 1845 [6396]
  • Proleptus niedmanni Torres & Grandjean, 1983 [31368]