Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; bathydemersal; depth range 900 - 1000 m (Ref. 76945). Deep-water
Eastern Indian Ocean: Australia.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 45.4 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 76945)
Morphology | Morphometrics
This species possess the following set of characters: short and broad head, its width 13.5% TL, length 19.1% TL; short snout, broadly rounded, its length 2.5 in head length; triangular anterior nasal flaps; large mouth, its width 10.3% TL, length 4.6% TL; short labial furrows confined to mouth corners; small papillae on roof of mouth; elongate abdomen, the pectoral-pelvic space 2.8 times length of pectoral-fin anterior margin, 1.7 times interdorsal space; distance of pre-dorsal about 42% TL, 10.9 times eye length; distance of anal-caudal 6.3% TL; origin of first dorsal-fin slightly behind origin of pelvic fin, while the origin of the second is well behind anal-fin mid-base; length of anal-fin base 1.2 times the second dorsal-fin base length, subequal to interdorsal space; weakly tricuspidate flank denticles, very slender crowns, their length more than twice their width; minute teeth mainly with 4 small cusps, central pair longer than those adjacent, about 100 rows in each jaw; upright flank denticles weakly tricuspidate; precaudal centra about 93, before upper caudal-fin origin; uniformly greyish brown body (Ref. 76945).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Last, P.R. and J.D. Stevens, 2008. Bythaelurus incanus sp. nov., a new deepwater catshark (Carcharhiniformes: Scyliorhinidae) from Northwestern Australia. pp. 123-128. In Last, P.R., White, W.T. & Pogonoski, J.J. (eds.): Descriptions of New Australian Chondrichthyans. CSIRO Marine and Atmospheric Research Paper no. 22. (Ref. 76945)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)
CITES (Ref. 115941)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5001 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00316 (0.00159 - 0.00631), b=3.12 (2.95 - 3.29), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 4.3 ±0.5 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Moderate vulnerability (43 of 100) .