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Bythaelurus bachi Weigmann, Ebert, Clerkin, Stehmann & Naylor, 2016

Bach’s catshark
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Bythaelurus bachi
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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa

Elasmobranchii (sharks and rays) > Carcharhiniformes (Ground sharks) > Scyliorhinidae (Cat sharks)
Etymology: bachi: Named for Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750).

Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range Ecology

Marine; pelagic-oceanic; depth range 910 - 1365 m (Ref. 113731).   Tropical

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Western Indian Ocean: Madagascar Ridge at Walters Shoals.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 42.2 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 113731); 44.5 cm TL (female)

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

The females of this species based on total length are mature at 39.2 cm and immature at 36.1 cm, while males are mature at 40.0 cm and immature at 37.6 cm . The size at hatching based on the three post-embryonic specimens is estimated at around 12.0 cm TL (Ref. 113731).

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Main reference Upload your references | References | Coordinator : Compagno, Leonard J.V. | Collaborators

Weigmann, S., D.A. Ebert, P.J. Clerkin, M.F.W. Stehmann and G.J.P. Naylor, 2016. Bythaelurus bachi n. sp., a new deep-water catshark (Carcharhiniformes, Scyliorhinidae) from the southwestern Indian Ocean, with a review of Bythaelurus species and a key to their identification. Zootaxa 4208 (5):401-432. (Ref. 113731)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 119314)


CITES (Ref. 115941)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless





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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5001   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00316 (0.00159 - 0.00631), b=3.12 (2.94 - 3.30), 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 (37 of 100) .