Haploblepharus kistnasamyi

This species was once considered to be the Natal form of the puffadder shyshark, which differed from the main Cape form in appearance and habitat preferences.

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The Haploblepharus kistnasamyi lives in the bathypelagic, marine environment.

Haploblepharus kistnasamyi, is a species of catshark, family Scyliorhinidae, once regarded as the "Natal" form of the puffadder shyshark (H. edwardsii). This shark is endemic to the waters off South Africa from the Western Cape to KwaZulu-Natal. More

The catshark has been named Haploblepharus kistnasamyi in a paper by Brett Human and Leonardo Compagno in the latest issue of the systematics journal Zootaxa, and was discovered off kwaZulu-Natal in South Africa. More

Order : Carcharhiniformes
Family : Scyliorhinidae
Genus : Haploblepharus
Species : Haploblepharus kistnasamyi
Authority : Human & Compagno,2006