Bythaelurus hispidus

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Taxonavigation: Carcharhiniformes 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Cladus: Unikonta
Cladus: Opisthokonta
Cladus: Holozoa
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Superphylum: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Classis: Chondrichthyes
Subclassis: Elasmobranchii
Infraclassis: Euselachii
Division/Cohort: Neoselachii
Subdivision/Subcohort: Selachimorpha
Superordo: Galeomorphii
Ordo: Carcharhiniformes

Familia: Scyliorhinidae
Genus: Bythaelurus
Species: Bythaelurus hispidus



Bythaelurus hispidus (Alcock in Wood-Mason & Alcock, 1891)

  • Holotype (unique): ZSI F13120.

Type locality: Andaman Sea, 11°31'40"N, 92°46'40"E, Investigator station 115, depth 188-220 fathoms.

Etymology: hispidus (= bristly), referring to its skin being covered with minute stony tricuspid spines. (From: The ETYFish project)



Vernacular names

English: Bristly Catshark


  • Wood-Mason, J. & Alcock, A. 1891a. Natural history notes from H.M. Indian marine survey steamer ‘Investigator,’ Commander R. F. Hoskyn, R.N., commanding.—Series II., No. 1. On the results of deep-sea dredging during the season 1890–91. Annals and magazine of natural history. (6)8(43): 16–34, pls. 7–8. BHL. Reference page
  • Nair, R.V. & Lal Mohan, R.S. 1973. On a new deep sea skate, Rhinobatos variegatus, with notes on the deep sea sharks Halaelurus hispidus, Eridacnis radcliffei and Eugaleus omanensis from the Gulf of Mannar. Senckenbergiana Biologica 54(1/3): 71–80. PDFReference page
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