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Class: Elasmobranchii
Order: Carcharhiniformes
Family: Scyliorhinidae Cat sharks

Genus: Scyliorhinus

(See list of species below)



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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Scyliorhinus besnardi Polkadot catshark Southwest Atlantic 47 TL 1970
Scyliorhinus boa Boa catshark Western Atlantic 54 TL 1896
Scyliorhinus cabofriensis Southwest Atlantic 46.8 TL 2016
Scyliorhinus canicula Lesser spotted dogfish Northeast Atlantic 100 TL 1758
Scyliorhinus capensis Yellowspotted catshark Southeast Atlantic 122 TL 1838
Scyliorhinus cervigoni West African catshark Eastern Atlantic 76 TL 1970
Scyliorhinus comoroensis Comoro cat shark Western Indian Ocean 1988
Scyliorhinus garmani Brownspotted catshark Indo-West Pacific 38 TL 1934
Scyliorhinus haeckelii Freckled catshark Western Atlantic 60 TL 1907
Scyliorhinus hesperius Whitesaddled catshark Western Central Atlantic 47 TL 1966
Scyliorhinus meadi Blotched catshark Western Central Atlantic 49 TL 1966
Scyliorhinus retifer Chain catshark Western Atlantic 48 TL 1881
Scyliorhinus stellaris Nursehound Northeast Atlantic 170 TL 1758
Scyliorhinus tokubee Izu cat shark Northwest Pacific 41.3 TL 1992
Scyliorhinus torazame Cloudy catshark Northwest Pacific 50 TL 1908
Scyliorhinus torrei Dwarf catshark Western Central Atlantic 32 TL 1936
Scyliorhinus ugoi Dark freckled catshark Southwest Atlantic 63 TL 2015



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