Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Elasmobranchii (sharks and rays) > Carcharhiniformes
(Ground sharks) > Scyliorhinidae
Etymology: naylori: Named for Gavin Naylor, College of Charleston.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; demersal; depth range 89 - 1443 m (Ref. 102637). Deep-water; 33°S - 37°S, 55°E - 56°E (Ref. 102637)
Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Point map | Introductions | Faunafri
Southwestern Indian Ocean: Southwest Indian Ridge.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 51.1 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 102637); 54.8 cm TL (female)
Morphology | Morphometrics
Vertebrae: 114 - 128. This moderately-sized species is distinguished by the following set of characters: short snout
and bluntly rounded; preoral length 4.2-5.5% TL; oral cavity without papillae on the roof of the mouth and tongue; anal-fin base length is equal to or less than 1.5 times second dorsal-fin base length; upper caudal-fin margin with distinct enlarged dermal denticles; body colouration uniformly plain medium to dark brown, with light fin edges and a distinct dark dusky-colored snout (Ref. 102637)..
Collected by bottom trawls and midwater trawls. Maturity size for females at 48.1 cm TL and are immature at 43.0 cm TL, males at 45.2 cm and immature at 38.0 cm TL (Ref. 102637).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Ebert, D.A. and P.J. Clerkin, 2015. A new species of deep-sea catshark (Scyliorhinidae: Bythaelurus) from the southwestern Indian Ocean. J. Ocean. Sci. Found. 15:53-63. (Ref. 102637)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)
CITES (Ref. 115941)
Threat to humans
CountriesFAO areasEcosystemsOccurrencesIntroductionsStocksEcologyDietFood itemsFood consumptionRation
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
): 4.4 ±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 to high vulnerability (49 of 100) .