Asymbolus galacticus, Starry catshark

Asymbolus galacticus Séret & Last, 2008

Starry catshark
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Elasmobranchii (hajar och rockor) (sharks and rays) > Carcharhiniformes (Ground sharks) > Pentanchidae (Deepwater catsharks)
Etymology: Asymbolus: Etymology not explained, possibly a-, Latin privative, i.e., without; sym-, from syn (Gr.), together or joined; bolus (L.), lump or morsel, proposed as a subgenus of Scyliorhinus (Scyliorhinidae) distinguished in part by labial fold of upper lip not hanging over lower-jaw symphysis of A. analis and A. vincenti. (See ETYFish);  galacticus: From the Greek galaktikos, milky, referring to its striking color pattern with numerous milky white patches that resemble the Milky Way. (See ETYFish).
More on authors: Séret & Last.

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

; marina bentopelagisk; djupintervall 235 - 550 m (Ref. 77056). Tropical

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Western Pacific: New Caledonia.

Size / Vikt / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 47.7 cm TL hane/ej könsbestämd; (Ref. 77056); 46.6 cm TL (female)

Short description Morfologi | Morfometri

Small and slender species of catshark with the following set of characters: distinct variegated colour pattern with numerous milky white blotches surrounded by rusty-brown spots and blotches; dorsal saddles on back are faint and dusky, dorsal ground light brown, paler on sides; claspers in adults are long and slender, distally pointed; teeth with 3 or 5 cusps; the median cusps much larger than those adjacent (Ref. 77056).

Biologi     Ordlista (t.ex. epibenthic)

Life cycle and mating behavior Könsmognad | Reproduktion | Lek | Ägg | Fecundity | Larver

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Séret, B. and P.R. Last, 2008. Asymbolus galacticus sp. Nov., a new species of spotted catshark (Carcharniformes: Scyliorhinidae) from New Caledonia. Cybium 32(2):137-143. (Ref. 77056)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 125652)

  Least Concern (LC) ; Date assessed: 19 June 2017

CITES

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless





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Estimates based on models

Preferred temperature (Ref. 123201): 2.8 - 3.1, mean 3 °C (based on 44 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82804):  PD50 = 0.5020   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00347 (0.00168 - 0.00717), b=3.08 (2.90 - 3.26), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trofisk nivå (Ref. 69278):  4.0   ±0.6 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resiliens (Ref. 120179):  Låg, lägsta populationsfördubblingstid 4,5-14 år (Preliminary low fecundity).
Fishing Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Moderate vulnerability (38 of 100).