Atelomycterus fasciatus Compagno & Stevens, 1993
Banded catshark
photo by FAO

Family:  Scyliorhinidae (Cat sharks), subfamily: Atelomycterinae
Max. size:  45 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; marine; depth range 27 - 122 m
Distribution:  Indo-West Pacific: northern Australia. Western Australian specimens lack the white spots and are lighter colored.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 0-0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 0-0; Anal spines: 0-0; Anal soft rays: 0-0. Black spots and markings relatively few, small, and scattered, color pattern dominated by greyish saddles and bands on light background (Ref. 11146). Western Australian specimens lack the white spots and are lighter in color (Ref. 11146).
Biology:  A common offshore catshark found on mud, sand, or shelly-sand bottom (Ref. 11146). Oviparous (Ref. 50449).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 08 May 2015 Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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