Speckled cat shark

The speckled catshark, Halaelurus boesemani, is a cat shark of the family Scyliorhinidae, found in the Gulf of Aden and off Somalia, also known around Viet Nam, the Philippines, Indonesia, and Western Australia, between latitudes 21° N and 26° S, at depths of between 40 and 250 m.

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The Speckled cat shark lives in the demersal, marine, depth range 37 - 250 m environment.

Nothing known about the Speckled cat shark

Common names

Black-spotted cat shark in English
Blackspotted catshark in English
Blackspotted dogfish in English
Cá Nhám in Vietnamese (Tiếng Việt)
Cá Nhám hoa mai in Vietnamese (Tiếng Việt)
Darkspot cat shark in English
Gespikkelde kathaai in Dutch (Nederlands)
Holbiche à taches noires in French (français)
Holbiche mouchetée in French (français)
Méi huā shā in Mandarin Chinese
Nagasaki cat shark in English
Nagasaki-torazame in Japanese (日本語)
Nagasakikathaai in Dutch (Nederlands)
Pating in Tagalog
Pejegato de manchas negras in Spanish (español)
Pejegato pintado in Spanish (español)
Pul-bǒm-sang-ǒ in Korean (한국어)
Shortlip spotted catshark in English
Speckled cat shark in English
Speckled catshark in English
梅花鯊 in Mandarin Chinese
梅花鲨 in Mandarin Chinese
沙条 in Mandarin Chinese
沙條 in Mandarin Chinese
波氏梅花鯊 in Mandarin Chinese
波氏梅花鲨 in Mandarin Chinese
豹鮫 in Mandarin Chinese
豹鲛 in Mandarin Chinese
불범상어 in Korean (한국어)

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Order : Carcharhiniformes
Family : Scyliorhinidae
Genus : Halaelurus
Species : Halaelurus boesemani
Authority : Springer and D'Aubrey, 1972